Badger Creek, Victoria


Badger Creek, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Badger Creek
state = vic


caption =
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3777
pop = 1788 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC25055 | name = Badger Creek (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
est =
elevation= 210
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Seymour
fedgov = McEwen
dist1 = 63
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 4
location2= Healesville
near-nw = Coldstream
near-n = Healesville
near-ne = Healesville
near-w = Coldstream
near-e = Healesville
near-sw = Gruyere
near-s = Woori Yallock
near-se = Don Valley

Badger Creek is a small town northeast of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, near Healesville. It is in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Yarra Ranges.It is near the Healesville Sanctuary and the former Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, now known as the Coranderrk Bushland.

History

The creek was named after the wombats in the area which were often called "badgers".Citation
last = Lady Wild Life| title = Common Wombat | url = http://ladywildlife.com/animals/commonwombat.html | accessdate = 2008-09-01
]

Badger Creek was surveyed as a township in 1894, but was not settled to any extent until some time later. The Coranderrk school opened in 1890, being replaced by the Badger Creek school in 1899.Citation
last = Monash University | title = Australian Places - Badger Creek | url = http://web.archive.org/web/20040511082126/www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/badgerck.html | accessdate = 2008-09-01
] The Post Office opened around 1902 as Badger Creek State School, was renamed Badger Creek around 1907 and closed in 1930.Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

The weir in the Badger Creek reserve was constructed in 1909 and feeds water to the Silvan Reservoir.

ee also

Coranderrk

References

External links

* [http://web.archive.org/web/20040511082126/www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/badgerck.html Australian Places - Badger Creek]


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