Friday, 30 January 2015

WARRANDYTE

Warrandyte is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. At the 2011 census, Warrandyte had a population of 5,520. Warrandyte is bounded in the west by the Mullum Mullum Creek and Target Road, in the north by the Yarra River, in the east by Jumping Creek and Anzac Road, and in the south by an irregular line from Reynolds Road, north of Donvale, Park Orchards and Warrandyte South.

Warrandyte was founded as a Victorian town, located in the once gold-rich rolling hills east of Melbourne, and is now on the north-eastern boundary of suburban Melbourne. Gold was first discovered in the town in 1851 and together, with towns like Bendigo and Ballarat, led the way in gold discoveries during the Victorian gold rush. Today Warrandyte retains much of its past in its surviving buildings of the Colonial period and remains a twin community with North Warrandyte, which borders the Yarra River to its north.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.







7 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this story and captures about Warrandyte so much.... Its my dream to visit Australia in few years.
    xoxo Heidrun

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful photos and very interesting information especially for me from Germany. I never have been in Australia.
    Best regards
    Elke
    _________________________
    www.mainzauber.de

    ReplyDelete
  3. In the midst of thriving life! Great shots!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Pretty views of the town and I love the river scene.. Great shots. Have a happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad you mentioned Clara Southern. Not only did she paint the river and vegetation Warrandyte ... she also welcomed young artists to her home for support and coaching. Go Clara! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a beautiful bushy area, that in spite of Melbourne's spread, has managed to retain a quiet ambience. Lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete

Feel free to comment, I'd really like to hear from you!