Mount Duneed, Victoria
Mount Duneed is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is divided between the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire local government areas. Mount Duneed itself is an extinct volcano and the remains of the crater can be seen in the Mount Duneed Recreation Reserve.
Much of the locality north of Lower Duneed Road is part of the large Armstrong Creek Growth Area, which was opened up for urban development from 2010. With the gazetting of the suburb Armstrong Creek in February 2012, Mount Duneed’s southern boundary between Surf Coast Highway and Horseshoe Bend Road follows the boundary of the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area. The area north of Boundary Road, south of the Warrnambool railway line and west of the Surf Coast Highway, formerly part of Grovedale, became part of Mount Duneed.
In 1852, squatter John Armstrong leased a station in the Mount Duneed area. The station covered 16 square miles and Armstrong’s homestead was on the east side of Surf Coast Highway.
Between 1847 and 1850 Assistant Surveyor William Pickering began work mapping the Duneed Parish and lots of c. 640 acres became available for purchase. The large size of the blocks resulted in few sales and Armstrong continued to graze livestock over the area. In 1854, the land comprising Armstrong’s River Station was again surveyed and subdivided for sale. Armstrong retained 320 acres on the east side of Surf Coast Highway and renamed his run River Station.
The Post Office opened on 15 February 1860, but was known as Connewarre for some months then Puelba until 1864. It was renamed Mount Duneed on 1 April 1864. It closed in 1959.
- Ralph Abercrombie, Auditor-General, was born in Mount Duneed on 19 July 1881 and lived there until 1882. His father was the local school teacher.
- Rupert Vance “Mick” Moon, Victoria Cross recipient lived at “Calder Park”, Mount Duneed from 1954 – 1978 and is buried at the Mount Duneed Cemetery.
- Donald Bantock, who was the judge of the first coursing meeting in Australia at Narracoorte, South Australia lived at “Calder Park” in the 1880s.
- Taylor Adams – Was born in Mount Duneed in 1993 until moving to Frankston in 2012 to begin his AFL football career with the Collingwood Football Club.
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- Mount Duneed Primary School Centenary 1878-1978
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- Mount Duneed Primary School Centenary 1878 – 1978
- The Elector (Sydney) 14 July 1900
- Geelong Advertiser 27 June 1881