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Hoddles Creek is a bounded rural locality near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Hoddles Creek had a population of 627,[1] compared to 609 at the 2011 census.[2]

Hoddles Creek
Victoria
Hoddles Creek is located in Victoria
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek is located in Australia
Hoddles Creek
Hoddles Creek
Coordinates37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°E / -37.833; 145.583Coordinates: 37°49′59″S 145°34′59″E / 37.833°S 145.583°E / -37.833; 145.583
Population627 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3139
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Hoddles Creek:
Launching Place Gladysdale Warburton
Yellingbo Hoddles Creek Noojee
Cockatoo Gembrook Labertouche

LocationEdit

Hoddles Creek is situated 72 km east of Melbourne's central business district.[3] It stands on the banks of the Hoddles Creek, which was named after Robert Hoddle.[3][4] Blackleather Creek also flows through the town.[4]

HistoryEdit

Hobbles Creek was named for Robert Hoddle (1794–1881), who surveyed the area in 1844.[4] The town developed thanks to the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1860s.[4] It was home to one of the largest minefields in Victoria up until the 1900s.[4]

The Post Office opened as Hoddle's Creek on 24 May 1862 and closed 1865.[5] It reopened in 1869 (though known as Warburton from 1874 until 1879) and closed in 1967.[5]

In 1916, the Hoddles Creek Primary School was founded to replace other local schools.[6][7]

Sir Harrie Massey, the renowned mathematical physicist, spent his early years from 1908 in Hoddles Creek.[8]

It is home to several vineyards.[4] For example, the Hoddles Creek Estate was founded by the D'Anna family in 1997.[9] The town is also home to berry farms and tree farms.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hoddles Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hoddles Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  
  3. ^ a b Google Map
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Friends of Hobbles Creek
  5. ^ a b Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  6. ^ Hoddles Creek Primary School: Contact Us
  7. ^ Yarra Ranges Heritage Database: Hoddles Creek Primary School
  8. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography: Harrie Massey
  9. ^ Hoddles Creek Estate: About Us