Woodend North, Victoria
The former Woodend North State School
|Population||313 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,804 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Macedon Ranges|
Woodend North (traditionally North Woodend) is a locality 4 km north of Woodend, Victoria in the Shire of Macedon Ranges in central Victoria, Australia. Formerly a distinct locality, Woodend North has effectively become the northern extension of the township of Woodend. The locality is now a mainly residential and agricultural area, with some light secondary industrial sites. At the 2006 census, Woodend North had a population of 313.
Woodend North was originally known as Springfield, supposedly in reference to natural springs in the area. The name seems to have been changed due to postal confusion with another Springfield office near Romsey.
The settlement formerly consisted of the Post Office, State School, a general store, a blacksmith, and Patterson's (flour) Mill, all of which are now closed. Further, Woodend North featured three licensed hotels, the Springfield, Highland Chief and Dalhousie. The Post Office opened as Springfield on 11 November 1862, was renamed Woodend North on 8 September 1884, and closed on 31 January 1958. The former Woodend North State School remains standing as a privately owned residence.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Woodend North (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- Barned, Betty Jean (1985). Woodend on the Five Mile Creek. Woodend, Victoria: B. J. Barned. pp. 42–44. ISBN 1-86252-255-3.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2010-05-11