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Bundoora is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km northeast of Melbourne ‘s Central Business District. [ 2 ] Its local politics areas are the Cities of Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea. At the 2016 Census, Bundoora had a population of 28,653. Bundoora is the headquarters of La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology ( RMIT ) besides has a campus situated in Bundoora.
Reading: Bundoora, Victoria – Wikipedia
The bible Bundoora is derived from “ Kelbundoora ”, the appoint of a 19th-century Wurundjeri tribesman. [ 3 ]
history [edit ]
The Bundoora area was in the first place inhabited by the Kurnaj-berring tribe of the Wurundjeri kin. Prior to European liquidation, there were several large wetlands that were utilised by members of the Kurnaj-berring tribe. [ 4 ] Europeans first arrived in the Bundoora area, known at the time as the Parish of Keelbundora, in 1835. The land for surveyed in 1837 by William Wedge-Drake to allow for the sale of land. The land has previously been owned by members of the Port Phillip Association such as John Batman, who grazed their sheep there without gaze for the Wurundjeri kin. The down was subsequently auctioned in Melbourne in 1838 with Bundoora being sectioned off into two areas of approximately 400 hectares. The land was purchased by comfortable individuals and land speculators who resold the land within a few months, this time in blocks of 40 to 120 hectares ( 100 to 300 acres ). It was primarily used for sheep graze and grain production. [ 4 ] Bundoora Post Office opened on 1 October 1863. [ 5 ] In 1899, John Matthew Vincent Smith, a well known horse breeder, purchased a 242-hectare ( 600-acre ) place known as “ Bundoora Park ”. The property was used to raise racing horses. A competition was held in the same year to design a homestead for the place. Sydney Herbert Wilson, who designed the Malvern Town Hall, claimed the choice of 50 pounds. The Bundoora Homestead [ 6 ] remains a significant exercise of Queen Anne vogue Federation architecture. [ 7 ] The Floridia Cheese Company was formed in 1955 by the Montalto family after purchasing a minor factory in Bundoora. [ 8 ]
geography [edit ]
Bundoora is a very big suburb, spanning from about in Preston to its south-west all the way to Plenty to its northeast and covering three local anesthetic government areas, Bundoora is home to Mount Cooper. Mount Cooper is located within Bundoora Park, a large ( 180ha ) public park. Often claimed to be Metropolitan Melbourne ‘s highest sharpen. Bundoora is situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people, and the list “ Bundoora ” is derived from “ Kelbundoora ”, the name of a 19th-century Wurundjeri homo. [ 3 ]
Demographics [edit ]
In the 2016 Census, there were 28,653 people in Bundoora .
- The most common ancestries in Bundoora were English 14.8%, Australian 14.2%, Chinese 12.4%, Italian 9.6% and Irish 5.5%.
- 54.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 10.2%, India 3.4%, Italy 2.3%, Greece 2.0% and Sri Lanka 1.9%.
- 50.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 11.0%, Italian 4.1%, Greek 3.7%, Macedonian 3.3% and Arabic 3.1%.
- The most common responses for religion were Catholic 27.1%, No Religion 27.0% and Eastern Orthodox 9.3%.
local sites [edit ]
Historic Bundoora Homestead and Art Gallery
- Big Daddys, a well-known pizza establishment, originated in Bundoora, and was the protagonist in the Melbourne $5 Pizza Wars of the early 2000s.[ quotation needed] It has now been bought-out by the Pizza franchise Domino’s.
- Although, technically in Thomastown, the Bundoora All-Weather Market was until recently a major Melbourne market. This market has been demolished and replaced by a homemaker centre.
- Greensborough Lanes is a bowling alley that, despite its name, is located in Bundoora.
- University Hill is a business park home to the Australian Headquarters of Continental AG, NOVA iT GROUP and Bundoora BMW with many others and a Hotel to serve visitors to the area.
- Uni Hill Factory Outlets, a DFO-style discount shopping mall, was opened at University Hill in November 2008. It was originally known as Brand Junction.[ citation needed]
education [edit ]
Health Sciences Building, La Trobe University
healthcare [edit ]
- Northpark Private Hospital
- Bundoora Extended Care Centre, part of the Northern Health Network. A sub acute hospital providing medical care for over 100 inpatients and community outpatients.
- La Trobe Private Hospital
transmit [edit ]
Bundoora is the terminal of tram route 86. The lineage was completed in 1986. The last W2 course tramway ran along this route in mid-1987. The closest train stations are Watsonia on the Hurstbridge line and South Morang railway place on the Mernda line.
The western Ring Road Trail and Darebin Creek Trail provides facilities for amateur and commute cyclists. Throughout Bundoora buses offer transport to the surrounding area. From the La Trobe University bus link on Plenty Road there is entree to many suburbs throughout Melbourne, even connecting the north to the south. On a weekend the Nightrider has services running through Bundoora for late night travel .
fun [edit ]
Bundoora has a football team competing in the Northern Football League. Golfers play at the Bundoora Park Public Course on Plenty Road, [ 15 ] at the course of the Strathallan Golf Club on Main Drive [ 16 ] or at the course of the Kings Park Golf Club on Plenty Road. [ 17 ] Bundoora is besides home to the Bundoora Brumbies Baseball Club, the golf club competes in the Melbourne Winter Baseball League in B and D grade division with reserves teams in both B reserve and D reserve. The club besides has a Women ‘s team that competes in the Baseball Victoria Summer League Women ‘s section. The City Football Academy, administrative and training headquarters of A-League club Melbourne City FC is located in Bundoora, adjacent to the La Trobe University independent campus .
Facilities [edit ]
nearby libraries include Watsonia Library, Diamond Valley Library and Mill Park Library which are operated by Yarra Plenty Regional Library .
celebrated residents [edit ]
- Pseudo Echo, a pop music band
- Peter Helliar, comedian
- Clinton McKay, Australian cricketer
- Gotye, an Australian musician who studied at Parade College.
Books on Bundoora [edit ]
Kenna, Len In the Beginning there was only the land Bundoora, Vic. Lions Club of Bundoora, 1988 ISBN 0731623177
See besides [edit ]
- City of Preston – A former Local Government Area which Bundoora was a part of.
- Shire of Diamond Valley – A former Local Government Area which Bundoora was a part of.
- Electoral district of Bundoora