Beaconsfield, Victoria

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Beaconsfield
Kemgrim
Melbourne,  Victoria
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Old Princes Hwy, Beaconsfield.
Facing the war cenotaph and behind it, the (now demolished) Old Post Office (the white weatherboard building).
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Beaconsfield
Beaconsfield, Victoria
Coordinates 38°02′56″S145°22′16″E / 38.049°S 145.371°E / -38.049; 145.371
Population7,267 (2021 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3807
Elevation102 m (335 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cardinia
State electorate(s) Berwick
Federal division(s) La Trobe
Suburbs around Beaconsfield:
Harkaway Guys Hill Officer
Berwick Beaconsfield Officer
Berwick Clyde Officer South
Aerial photo of Beaconsfield Beaconsfield Victoria aerial.jpg
Aerial photo of Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield (Boonwurrung: Kemgrim) [2] is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 44 km (27 mi) south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia and City of Casey local government areas. Beaconsfield recorded a population of 7,267 at the 2021 census. [1]

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The suburb has its own railway station.

History

The area was named after Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield). [3]

Beaconsfield Post Office opened 1889 on Woods Street. It became the Beaconsfield Post Office in 1916 and was used for many years as a café, but was demolished in late October 2021.

The earlier Beaconsfield Railway Station Post Office opened on 1 January 1883.

In 1891 an area of Beaconsfield was renamed "Beaconsfield Upper" and around 1902 the Beaconsfield Railway Station was renamed to "Beaconsfield". [4]

Facilities

The suburb has some small shopping centres such as "Beaconsfield Shopping Plaza" with shops such as an Aldi, Woolworths, bakeries, a post office, chemist, cafés and takeaway food shops, and the nearby "Beaconsfield Hub". Schools include Beaconsfield Primary, and St Francis Xavier College (Beaconsfield Campus). There are many cafés, restaurants and hairdressers around the commercial shopping area. The Beaconsfield CFA (Country Fire Authority) has their fire station in Woods Street.

The Akoonah Park Market is held every Sunday, and is very popular with local Berwick and Beaconsfield shoppers.

Historical Places of Interest

War cenotaph located on the corner of Woods Street and Old Princes Highway. It was unveiled in 1920.

Railway house built in 1888, near Beaconsfield Train Station. The large bunya bunya pine to the front of the property is listed as a significant tree.

Shipwatcher's lookout is marked by a large granite rock and plaque, on the side of Cooinda Road.

Parks

Beaconsfield Flora and Fauna Reserve on the Beaconsfield Emerald Road.

Beaconsfield Park located on the corner of Beaconsfield Emerald Road and the Old Princes Highway.

Berwick Views Wetlands beside Beaconsfield Emerald Road and Fieldstone Boulevard

Bob Burgess Reserve on Old Princes Highway, and is opposite Beaconsfield Park.

Jim Parkes Reserve on the corner of Souter and Horner Street.

Kath Roberts Reserve on Kathleen Court.

Sports clubs

The town has an Australian Rules football club and a netball club that compete in the South East Football Netball League.

There is also a cricket club and a tennis club.

Community

Although close to the nowadays much more bustling Berwick, the area has retained a friendly, country Australia feeling within the community. The Beaconsfield Progress Association, who publish the "Beaconsfield Banner", and other such community groups, help contribute to this community spirit.

Beaconsfield is affectionately called "Beacy" by locals.

Notable people

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "2021 Community Profiles: Beaconsfield (Vic.) (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 9 July 2022. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Clark, Ian D. (2002). Dictionary of Aboriginal placenames of Victoria. Heydon, Toby, 1972-, Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. Melbourne: Victorian Aboriginal Corp. for Languages. ISBN   0-9579360-2-8. OCLC   54913331.
  3. Beaumont, Early Days of Berwick 1979 p.112
  4. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 13 March 2021