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Thomastown is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 17 kilometer and approximately 30 minutes north of Melbourne ‘s cardinal commercial enterprise zone. Its local anesthetic government area is the City of Whittlesea. At the 2016 census, Thomastown had a population of 20,523. Thomastown is known for sharing its area with Westgarthtown, a historic village.
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history and development [edit ]
Thomastown came into universe in 1848 when the John Honniball Thomas and Mary née Hartnell class bought 106 acres, the land north of Melbourne for market gardening. Two years later, William Westgarth bought land north of Thomas ‘ keep, which he made way for german settlers. Thomastown Post Office opened on 9 June 1862. [ 2 ] The Thomastown area attracted many farmers and much horse-race until World War II. In 1889, the Epping railroad track wrinkle opened and milk product and distribution grew during the 1930s when a german dairying family formed the Pura Dairy, ultimately to expand into Preston and became Metropolitan Dairies Pty. Ltd. In 1947, a caparison co-operative was formed 2 km. north in the suburb of Lalor. Soon, residential growth began at Thomastown. While german settlers already call this area home, more settlers moved in, largely Italians, Macedonians and Greeks. In 1961 St. Clare ‘s chief School opened, followed by Thomastown Secondary College and then Thomastown West Primary School .
Modern Thomastown [edit ]
Thomastown has a strip shop center in High Street parallel to the Thomastown Railway Station, a shop center corner of Edgars Road and Main Street and shops on Settlement Road and Dalton Road, plus versatile shopping strips east of the train station. Thomastown Secondary College is located on Main Street, adjacent to Thomastown West Primary School, Thomastown Recreational and Aquatic Centre ( TRAC ) and Thomastown Library which is managed by Yarra Plenty Regional Library. Thomastown East has a power system street shape, predating the subsequently shape in Thomastown West which protects residential streets from through traffic. On the confederacy of Thomastown there are numerous factories and an electricity terminal station, near the Metropolitan Ring Road / Northern Ring Road. There is besides the Hume Freeway, which is west of Thomastown. The Galada Tamboore Path to the west and the Metropolitan Ring Road Trail to the south leave facilities for recreational and change cyclists. Edgars Creek and the Edgars Creek Trail runs along a linear park which is following to a reserve with ovals. Each class around March the community unite for the annual Whittlesea Community festival, a festival that showcases local culture through live entertainment, food stalls, hand made crafts and fireworks stopping point. The festival is held at the Barry Road parklands in Thomastown. Thomastown is besides the home to Select Harvests corporate offices and one of its two almond action plants. [ 3 ] Thomastown Mosque was built ( early 1990s ) by the turkish Australian community and is located opposite the train station. [ 4 ]
Thomastown railroad track station [edit ]
Eastern side of Thomastown railroad track place in June 2012 Thomastown railroad track station opened on 23 December 1889. It was originally a individual platform railway place located on High Street between Main Street and Spring Street. Thomastown railway station is directly linked to the City via the Mernda occupation. In 2011, the place was upgraded. A irregular platform, 310 parking spaces for cars, and a pedestrian overpass to cross over to the second platform were all added as were lifts for the disable and new Myki card systems which replaced the erstwhile ticket system .
sport [edit ]
Thomastown has 5 sport ovals scattered to each side of Thomastown. These include the Nick Ascenzo Park located off Boronia Street, Thomastown East Recreational Reserve located off Rowen Street, HR Uren Reserve located future to Victoria Drive, West RGC Cook Reserve located on Robinvale Avenue and Main Street Recreational Reserve which is located next to Edgars Creek and TRAC. There is besides a Thomastown Football Club, an australian rules football team, which competes in the Northern Football League .
Books on Thomastown [edit ]
Jones, Michael Nature’s Plenty: a history of the City of Whittlesea, Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin, 1992 ISBN 1863730761