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Dallas, Victoria

HistoryEdit

Dallas was named after the Governor of Victoria Sir Dallas Brooks. The Housing Commission of Victoria built many of the houses in the Dallas area between 1961 and 1970. The Dallas Primary School was built in 1963. Dallas North Primary opened in 1965. Dallas Post Office opened on 21 February 1966, but from 1968 to 1995 was known as Broadmeadows before reverting to Dallas.[2]

Prior to the construction of the suburb the Dallas area was primarily used for agriculture. In 1924 the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works built a reservoir for reticulating water for the Broadmeadows area.

PopulationEdit

At the 2016 Census, Dallas had a population of 6,810, and one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in Australia at 49% of the population.[3][4] A large Turkish-Australian community has populated the area. The ABS reported in the 2016 Census that 20% of Dallas's residents originated from Turkey. The Broadmeadows Mosque is located on King Street.

EducationEdit

  • Hume Central Secondary College
  • Holy Child Catholic Primary School
  • Dallas Brooks Community Primary School
  • Ilim College

TransportEdit

Bus route 532 (Craigieburn - Broadmeadows via Upfield Station) travels through Dallas, via Riggall and Blair Street's.

Coolaroo and Upfield are railway stations nearest to Dallas.

Food and nightlifeEdit

There are a number of takeaway stores in the Dallas Shopping Strip. There are many kebab stores as well as Indian, charcoal chicken and fish and chips.

There is also the Coolaroo Hotel on Barry Road, which has a drive through bottle shop and is open until late.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dallas (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 July 2017.  
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. ^ Census data reveal how immigration is transforming the religious composition of Melbourne suburbs
  4. ^ Saeed, Abdullah (2004). Muslim Australians: Their Beliefs, Practices and Institutions (pdf). Canberra ACT: Commonwealth of Australia. p. 5. ISBN 0-9756064-1-7. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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