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
Coordinates 37°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
Population 337 (2011 census)[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 2011 census, Woodstock had a population of 337.

Australian contemporary poet Robbie Coburn hails from 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]. In 1879 the original church was replaced with one constructed of local stone. A Presbyterian church soon followed and in the early 1900s a Wesleyan Methodist church was established.

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 (31 October 2012). "Woodstock (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  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

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