Monbulk, Victoria


Monbulk, Victoria
Monbulk
MelbourneVictoria
Population: 2715 (2006)[1]
Postcode: 3793
Elevation: 176 m (577 ft)
Location:
LGA: Shire of Yarra Ranges
State District: Monbulk
Federal Division: Casey
Suburbs around Monbulk:
Olinda Silvan Macclesfield
Olinda Monbulk Macclesfield
Kallista The Patch Emerald

Monbulk is a satellite town & suburb of Melbourne located 42 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Monbulk had a population of 2715.

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History

The Aboriginal name, "Monbolloc" translates as 'hiding place in the hills'. In 1893 a village settlement, Dandenong Forest Village Settlement, of 76 farms of 10-acre (40,000 m2) was created. The Post Office opened on 19 May 1898.[2]

The area was well known for being the site of Monbulk Preserving Company founded by the Camm family, now owned by Cadbury Schweppes, a jam factory, where Monbulk Jam was produced from locally grown fruit. The site is now owned by Garden City Plastics who produce recycled plastic plant pots.

The Town today

Today Monbulk is a thriving township with many diversified farms growing fruit, nursery plants and a substantial bulb and cut-flower industry for national and international markets. There are four schools, Monbulk Primary School (established in 1897), St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Monbulk College and Mountain District Christian School. The town has a wide variety of sporting and leisure clubs including an Australian Rules football team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League, cricket club, soccer club, tennis club, aquatic club, pony club, bowling club, basketball club, netball club, scouts and girl guides.

Monbulk is well serviced by the Main Street retail shopping strip, all trades and professional services with many cafes and restaurants which are very popular with local, national and international tourists.

See also

References

Coordinates: 37°52′41″S 145°24′40″E / 37.878°S 145.411°E / -37.878; 145.411


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