Woodstock, Victoria

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Woodstock
Victoria
Woodstock Merriang Rd.jpg
Merriang Road area of Woodstock, from the north-west
Woodstock is located in Melbourne
Woodstock
Woodstock
Location in metropolitan Melbourne
Coordinates37°32′38″S 145°03′22″E / 37.544°S 145.056°E / -37.544; 145.056Coordinates: 37°32′38″S 145°03′22″E / 37.544°S 145.056°E / -37.544; 145.056
Population150 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3751
LGA(s)City of Whittlesea
State electorate(s)Yan Yean
Federal Division(s)McEwen
Localities around Woodstock:
Beveridge Eden Park Whittlesea
Donnybrook Woodstock Yan Yean
Wollert Mernda Mernda

Woodstock is a bounded semi-rural locality in Victoria, Australia located just north of Melbourne's outer suburbs. Its local government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2016 census, Woodstock had a population of 150.

Australian contemporary poet Robbie Coburn hails from Woodstock. Former Western Australian premier Philip Collier was born and raised in Woodstock.

History[edit]

Woodstock Post Office opened on 9 January 1858 and closed in 1971. To the west Woodstock West Post office opened in 1877 and continued operating until 1959.[2] In September 1876 a small timber Catholic church, known as the church of St. Patrick, was erected for local worshippers.[3]

Deputations were made to the Victorian government during the 1890s to bring a railway line through the area. Unfortunately it was decided that the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor would run to the west, parallel with the Hume Highway, and so the closest railway station is at Donnybrook approximately 8 km away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodstock (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2017-07-03. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ DIOCESE OF SANDHURST. (1876, September 16). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), p. 7. Retrieved January 16, 2017, from http://nla.go v.au/nla.news-article170433287

External links[edit]

Refer to Woodstock in Victoria History and People Facebook page for further information