Williamstown North, Victoria

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Williamstown North
MelbourneVictoria
North Williamstown station (27712506673).jpg
Williamstown North is located in Melbourne
Williamstown North
Williamstown North
Coordinates37°51′18″S 144°53′46″E / 37.85500°S 144.89611°E / -37.85500; 144.89611Coordinates: 37°51′18″S 144°53′46″E / 37.85500°S 144.89611°E / -37.85500; 144.89611
Population1,593 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density885/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Postcode(s)3016
Area1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Hobsons Bay
State electorate(s)Williamstown
Federal Division(s)Gellibrand
Suburbs around Williamstown North:
Altona North Newport Newport
Altona North Williamstown North Williamstown
Altona Williamstown Williamstown

Williamstown North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-west of the Melbourne central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2016 census, Williamstown North had a population of 1,593.[1]

The suburb is bounded to the north by the Port Fairy railway line, to the west by the Altona branch of the Werribee railway line, to the east by Champion Road, and to the south by Kororoit Creek Road.

Williamstown North is home to the Newport Railway Museum in Champion Road, on the south-east corner of the Newport Workshops. It is a short walk from the North Williamstown railway station. The Museum features the largest collection of Victorian Railways steam locomotives. Other exhibits include electric and diesel locomotives, suburban and country passenger carriages, guards vans, a selection of freight wagons and numerous railway artefacts.

History[edit]

Williamstown Cemetery was established in 1857.[2]

Williamstown North Post Office opened on 1 April 1878 and closed in 1980.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Williamstown North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Williamstown Cemetery". heritage.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 13 April 2021

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