Mordialloc, Victoria

Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Mordialloc had a population of 8,166.[2]

History

The name is derived from the term moordy yallock which originated from the Aboriginal language Boonwurrung, which is listed in some sources as meaning muddy creek,[3] and in others as "little sea."[4]

Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17 October 1863. In 1995 it was renamed Braeside Business Centre, and a new Mordialloc office opened near the railway station.[5]

Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Home to Pompei's boat works, Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. Many classic boats line the banks of the creek.[6]

Transport

Schools

  • Mordialloc College - Mordialloc[7]
  • Mordialloc Beach Primary School - Mordialloc[8]
  • St Brigids Mordialloc[9]

Sport

The suburb has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Southern Football League.[10]

Golfers play at the course of the Woodlands Golf Club on White Street, Mordialloc.[11]

The Epsom Park Horse Racing track was situated in Mordialloc. Now a housing estate, in its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century it was one of Victoria's premier race tracks. Later in life it became a training track before being eventually closed in the 1980s. In 2008, Doug Denyer Reserve, situated in Epsom Park hosted it first ever cricket season with Mordialloc Redbacks being the home team, Redbacks being a part of the Mordialloc Cricket Club. The Redbacks first Junior Head Coach at Epsom Park was David Beckett.

Walking/Cycling Trails

There are numerous walking/cycling trails in Mordialloc, including the:

  • Long Beach Trail from the Patterson River to the Mordialloc Pier.
  • Bay Trail from Seaford to Port Melbourne.
  • Mordialloc Creek Trail from the Mordialloc Pier to Aspendale Gardens.
  • Numerous 'desire paths' (or goat tracks) that run next to the Mordialloc Creek between the Wells Road bridge and the Boat Ramp near Chute Street.

Notable locals

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mordialloc (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mordialloc (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3, cited in Bird (2006)
  4. ^ Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  6. ^ "Jack Pompei: Boat Builder and Advocate for Mordialloc Creek". Copyright © 1998-2006 City of Kingston Historical Website. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Mordialloc College". mcsc.vic.edu.au. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Mordialloc Beach Primary School". Mordialloc Beach Primary School.
  9. ^ "St Brigid's School - Mordialloc". catholic.edu.au.
  10. ^ Full Point Footy, Southern Football League, retrieved 21 October 2008
  11. ^ Golf Select, Woodlands, retrieved 11 May 2009
  12. ^ Julius Herz, ADB
  13. ^ Daniel Mckinnon, ADB

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