Watsons Creek, Victoria

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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 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.

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

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

History

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]

Today

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]

Bed and breakfast small lodging establishment

A bed and breakfast is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and breakfast. Bed and breakfasts are often private family homes and typically have between four and eleven rooms, with six being the average. In addition, a B&B usually has the hosts living in the house.

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References

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

Coordinates: 37°40′12″S145°15′29″E / 37.670°S 145.258°E / -37.670; 145.258

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