Wandin East, Victoria


Wandin East, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Wandin East
state = vic


caption =
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3139
pop = 506 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21703 | name = Wandin East (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
est =
elevation= 152
stategov = Monbulk
fedgov = Casey
dist1 = 60
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 20
location2= Lilydale
near-nw = Wandin North
near-n = Wandin North
near-ne = Seville
near-w = Silvan
near-e = Seville
near-sw = Silvan
near-s = Silvan
near-se = Silvan

Wandin East is a small town in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, just off the Warburton Highway. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Wandin East lies approximately 55 km from Melbourne in the Yarra Valley. The terrain is mountainous. Wandin Yallock Creek and Boggy Creek flow through the town.

History

The area was first surveyed as the township of Wandin Yallock in 1866, however the town centre moved north (now known as Wandin North) when the Lilydale to Warburton railway opened in 1901. A Post Office called Wandin opened in 1892 but was soon renamed Wandin South (later Silvan). Later, a Post Office called Peacock's Jam Factory opened in around 1902 and was renamed Wandin around 1908 (closing in 1964).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
]

Railway

Wandin used to have a railway station on the Warburton branch which opened in 1901 and closed in 1965.

The Town today

Wandin East itself does not have any shopping centre, but has a town hall, cricket oval, tennis and badminton club. Wandin East Reserve is home to the annual Wandin-Silvan Field Days (a major agricultural fair).

The area is set on fertile red soil (terra rossa) and there are many fruit orchards in the town. Major crops include cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apples and more recently wine grapes.

Wandin is a great place to live and bring up a family. The Sawicki strawberry farm and company Fresh and Fruity are both founded and located in Wandin.

Wandin East is the home to the 'Five Oaks' vineyard.

Wandin has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.

East Wandin Cricket Club

East Wandin CC has been around since early 1930 ish, the club has always had at least one team. Early 1990 the club was very successful in producing a couple of trophies, at one stage the club had three teams in seniors and a couple in juniors.Macleod family was a strength that at times has held the club together for many years and there is over 100 years experience at the club between the family.Since 2000 with the introduction of new blood into the club, the club has seen recent success after some years of poor results. In the past 7 seasons, the club has made the finals 6 times, with 3 premierships, and the opportunity for a 4th this season. The club has also been successful of late by winning several FTGDCA competition awards handed out by the club having standout performers during recent seasons.The club has gone through recent changes at the top, with the new leadership group looking at continuing to grow the club throughout the coming years.

References

External links

* [http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ncas/multimedia/gazetteer/list/wandin.html Australian Places - Wandin East] (link gets 'website restructured' message as of April 15 2007)


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