Williamstown North, Victoria

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Williamstown North
MelbourneVictoria
Williamstown North is located in Melbourne
Williamstown North
Williamstown North
Coordinates 37°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
Population 1,544 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 858/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3016
Area 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 7 km (4 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, 7 km south-west of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 census, Williamstown North had a population of 1,544.

The suburb is bounded to the north by the Geelong 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 Railway Museum operated by the Australian Railway Historical Society, 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 North Post Office opened on 1 April 1878 and closed in 1980.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Williamstown North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

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