Thomson, Victoria

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Thomson
Geelong,  Victoria
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Thomson
Coordinates 38°10′12″S144°22′52″E / 38.170°S 144.381°E / -38.170; 144.381 Coordinates: 38°10′12″S144°22′52″E / 38.170°S 144.381°E / -38.170; 144.381
Population1,607 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3219
LGA(s) City of Greater Geelong
State electorate(s) Geelong
Federal Division(s) Corio
Suburbs around Thomson:
East Geelong East Geelong Newcomb
South Geelong Thomson Whittington
Breakwater Breakwater Whittington

Thomson is a small residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Thomson is triangular in shape and is bounded in the west by Breakwater Road, Carr Street and St Albans Road, in the north by Lomond Terrace, Godfrey and Ensby Streets, and in the east by Ormond and Boundary Roads.

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea, to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

The East Geelong campus of The Gordon Institute of TAFE is located here, which also includes their student residence.

Gordon Institute of TAFE technical college in Victoria, Australia

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is the Technical and Further Education institute servicing Geelong since 1888. It has 3,500 students annually studying on-campus, off-campus and in business or industry (2018). The Gordon Institute of TAFE also runs an English Language Centre at its Geelong campus, which is quality endorsed by NEAS Australia.

Thomson was named after the early settler and the first mayor of Geelong Dr. Alexander Thomson.

Alexander Thomson (pioneer) doctor, pastoralist & politician from Victoria Australia born 1800

Dr. Alexander Thomson was elected as the first mayor of Geelong and held the position on five occasions from 1850 to 1858. Thomson was the first settler in the area known as Belmont, a suburb of Geelong and called his homestead Kardinia, a property now listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Thomson Post Office opened in 1950 and closed in 1992. [2]

Thomson has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Geelong & District Football League. [3]

Geelong & District Football League Australian rules football league in Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The Geelong & District Football League is an Australian rules football and netball league in Victoria, being the oldest surviving competition in the region. It is one of three leagues in the Geelong area, the others being the Geelong FNL and the Bellarine FNL.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Thomson (Greater Geelong) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List, archived from the original on 10 May 2008, retrieved 11 April 2008
  3. Full Points Footy, Geelong & District , retrieved 15 April 2009