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Watsons Creek is a bounded locality in Victoria, Australia, 31 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Watsons Creek recorded a population of 51 at the 2016 Census.

Watsons Creek
Victoria
Population51 (2016)[1]
Postcode(s)3097
Location31 km (19 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)Shire of Nillumbik
State electorate(s)Eildon
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Watsons Creek:
Panton Hill Panton Hill Christmas Hills
Panton Hill Watsons Creek Christmas Hills
Kangaroo Ground Kangaroo Ground Kangaroo Ground

Watsons Creek lies to the north and west of Eltham-Yarra Glen Road.

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HistoryEdit

Watsons Creek was named after Sandy Watson, who farmed fat cattle and sold butter and meat to the miners on the One Tree Hill, Happy Valley and Queenstown diggings.[2]

A Watson's Creek Post Office was open in 1903 and 1904. Watson's Post Office opened on 11 September 1911, was renamed Chiselhurst later that year and closed in 1923.[3]

TodayEdit

The Watsons Creek Antiques and Cafe is the primary business in the area, specialising in Edwardian and Victorian furniture and china, and also offering B&B-style accommodation.[4]

See alsoEdit

  • Shire of Eltham - Watsons Creek was previously within this former local government area.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Watsons Creek (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.  
  2. ^ Shire of Nillumbik. "Areas and townships - Watsons Creek". Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11.
  4. ^ Watsons Creek Antiques and Cafe (business page)

Coordinates: 37°40′12″S 145°15′29″E / 37.670°S 145.258°E / -37.670; 145.258