Pakenham Upper is a rural locality situated south-east of Melbourne City, located in the Shire of Cardinia local government area north of Pakenham.[2]

History

Pakenham Upper is situated in the Kulin nation traditional Aboriginal country. The Boon Wurrung people are local custodians within the Kulin nation.[3] The origin of the suburb name is from Sir Edward Pakenham and the geographic position north of the Pakenham main settlement.[4]

Originally known as Gembrook South, the settlement of Pakenham Upper is dated from 1872. The Gembrook South post office was established in 1882 and was renamed as the Pakenham Upper post office in 1913.[5]

Amenities

  • Pakenham Upper Community Hall [6]
  • Pakenham Upper Riding Club [7]
  • Pakenham Upper Toomuc Cricket Club [8]

References

  1. ^ "Census 2016 (Pakenham Upper)". Bureau of Statistics. Federal government. 1 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Pakenham Upper". Victorian places. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  3. ^ "S35: Boonwurrung". Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Federal government. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Pakenham postcode history". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Pakenham Upper". Victorian places. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Pakenham Upper Community Hall". Cardinia Shire Council. 2 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Pakenham Upper Riding Club". Cardinia Shire Council. 2 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Pakenham Upper Riding Club". Cardinia Shire Council. 2 January 2021.