Blackburn South, Victoria


Blackburn South, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Blackburn South
city = Melbourne
state = vic


caption =
lga = City of Whitehorse
postcode = 3130
pop = 10,129 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21087 | name = Blackburn South (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
area = 3.5
est =
propval = $397,175 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Blackburn%20South&postcode=3130 Blackburn South] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Forest Hill
fedgov = Deakin
dist1 = 19
location1= Melbourne
near-nw = Box Hill
near-n = Blackburn
near-ne = Nunawading
near-w = Box Hill South
near-e = Forest Hill
near-sw = Burwood
near-s = Burwood East
near-se = Burwood East

Blackburn South is a quiet residential area in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the local municipality of City of Whitehorse. It is bordered by Canterbury Road, Middleborough Road, Blackburn Road and Eley Road.

History

Prior to development in the 1950's, Blackburn was primarily covered by orchards. Orchard Grove, an important access road through the suburb, was named so for this reason. Some original farm houses still stand in the area. During the 60s and 70s Blackburn South was a working class neighborhood before becoming more middle class neighborhood in the early 80s. Blackburn South was the stomping ground of the notorious Blackburn South Sharps from 1972 until 1977. The Blackburn South Sharps have now reformed in 2008 and prowl the streets under the guidance of Benny "the prowler" Newton. When on prowls they yell out 'Sharpies!' to the public. They then later go back to the people and apologise for their behavior. The apparent new leader is referred to as heart of the cards and is an intimidating figure he is also known to suck dj heartbeatz dick for crack cocaine to support his addiction. The self proclaimed sharpie John Kenworthy has officially been ruled out of the sharps due to not living in the correct area code. It all occurred in 1975 when Paul "the one man show" Kenworthy was duped into trading his home (which was in the Blackburn area code at the time) for his now current wife Anna. He regrets that trade everyday, and regularly thinks back to his hay day of banging 6 bitches while teaching young Vietnamese children how to read. Though John may not live in Blackburn due to his father's carelessness, he still does have sharpie blood running through his veins. Explaining his abstract appearance and foul odor. Due to this factor or area codes, he is truely not a sharpie until he joins the official blackburn south area code. He plans on breaking his cricket batting average this season which currently stands at 3.4runs a game. The terrible batting average was due to people yelling obscenities at his hot sister Natasha while John was trying to bat thus putting him off his game. The obscenities included "show us ur minge!", "If you think brett deledio was a good root. Wait till u get a piece of me baby!", and my personal favorite "who has bigger tits you or john?!". Natasha is no longer allowed to attend John's games due to this.

Transport

The major east - west thoroughfare through Blackburn South is Canterbury Road. From the south, it is also accessible from Burwood Highway. Major north - south roads through the suburb include Middleborough Road and Blackburn Road; both connect to the Eastern Freeway.

Blackburn South is serviced by several Ventura bus lines. These include the 703 and 765 services, which connect the suburb to train stations at Blackburn and Box Hill. The 735 bus also runs through the suburb, linking it to Box Hill and the East Burwood K-Mart.

Recreation

Blackburn South, and its surrounding areas features several excellent parks. These include Wurundjeri Walk Trail which provides an excellent creek-side walk. There are cricket ovals at Mirrabooka Oval and Eley Park, the latter also featuring a tennis club. Other smaller parks tucked away in the suburb, including Edinburgh Patch and one at Wardle Close, a green corridor between McCracken Avenue and Shawlands Avenue, and the Fulton Road - Finch Place link.

Education

Blackburn South features two primary schools - [http://www.orchgveps.vic.edu.au/ Orchard Grove Primary School] , and St Lukes Primary, a Roman Catholic school.

There is a kindergarten in Blackburn South: [http://www.indrapreschool.vic.edu.au/ Indra Pre-school] , which caters for 3-4 year olds and feeds into Orchard Grove PS, St Lukes, and Laburnam Primary School in Blackburn. Its high school - Blackburn South High - was amalgamated into Forest Hill Secondary College.

*Blackburn South was also home to Blackburn South Primary School."' The small school was located off Canterbury Road and closed in the early 1990's. HH

Retail

Blackburn South itself features shops along Canterbury Road (including a Safeway), and a Video Ezy. There are also smaller shops at the corner of Fulton and Holland Road, Indra Road, Vicki Street, and Eley Road. It does feature proximity to Blackburn, Box Hill, and Forest Hill; easily accessible by either car or bus.

External links

* [http://web.archive.org/web/20040511082253/www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/blacksth.html Australian Places - Blackburn South]
* [http://www.orchgveps.vic.edu.au/ Orchard Grove Primary School]

References


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