Yellingbo, Victoria

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Yellingbo
Victoria
Yellingbo is located in Melbourne
Yellingbo
Yellingbo
Coordinates37°49′S 145°31′E / 37.81°S 145.51°E / -37.81; 145.51Coordinates: 37°49′S 145°31′E / 37.81°S 145.51°E / -37.81; 145.51
Population534 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3139
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Yellingbo:
Macclesfield Seville Hoddles Creek
Macclesfield Yellingbo Hoddles Creek
Macclesfield Cockatoo Gembrook

Yellingbo is a town in Victoria, Australia, 48 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Yellingbo had a population of 534.[1]

History[edit]

The town formed around a store opened by James Claxton in 1883 next to Woori Yallock Creek, and was initially known as "Claxton".[2] When Claxton died his brother-in-law Henry Parslow and nephew Christopher John Parslow continued to run the store, and built a bridge over the Yarra River there, whence the town was known as "Parslow's Bridge".[3] The post office opened a receiving office around 1902 as "Parslow's" and a full post office in 1927[4] with Christopher Parslow as postmaster. In August 1946 it was renamed "Yellingbo" after the last Aboriginal resident.[3][5] The post office was closed on 23 February 1991.[5]

The town today[edit]

Yellingbo's town area contains a public hall, CFA, general store and tennis courts, as well as the Waterfall Art Gallery. The primary school closed in 2015.

Biodiversity[edit]

Nearby is the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, which contains three of the state of Victoria's emblems: The last remaining wild population of the state bird, the helmeted honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops cassidix). The geographically isolated state animal, Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri). Finally, common-pink heath (Epacris impressa) is the state floral emblem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Census QuickStats Yellingbo". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ Kasel, Sabine (2001). "Human and Natural Impacts on the Upper Yarra Region with Reference to the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve: a Review". The Victorian Naturalist. 118 (4): 127–141, page 129.
  3. ^ a b "The A-Z story of Melbourne's suburbs: Yellingbo". Herald Sun. Melbourne. 7 January 2014. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Post Office List". Premier Postal History. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Post Office List". Premier Postal History. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014.

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