Wednesday 18 January 2017


Mordialloc, also known simply as Mordi, is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2011 census, Mordialloc had a population of 7,537.

The name is derived from the term moordy yallock which originated from the Aboriginal language Boonwurrung, which is listed in some sources as meaning 'muddy creek', and in others as 'little sea'.

Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17 October 1863. In 1995 it was renamed Braeside Business Centre, and a new Mordialloc office opened near the railway station. Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Home to Pompei's boat works, Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. Many classic boats line the banks of the creek.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. Calling by from ABC Wednesday, B for Boats would love to take one of those out on the water, looks beautiful.

  2. lovely photo's Nick, glowing warmth, which is very welcome in a white frosty snowy world of mine at the moment

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  3. So inviting ~ beautiful nautical shots ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

  4. What a lovely place. Great pictures.

  5. Great views of the boats in the channels. It's been a number of years since I last visited Mordialloc. The main roundabout was inundated with roadworks and that was the last time I was there.

  6. I always enjoy a mooch along moorings, nice trees.

  7. I would live along the beachfront in a heart beat. Mordialloc Creek, with its boats, would be my second choice.

  8. Interesting moorage style. Looks like it would be tricky getting on and off docking face in like that. - Margy

  9. I wonder if you own a boat. (My grandfather had a schooner lost at sea (along with one of his sons and a nephew) in a huge storm. He was a Newfoundland fisherman.) Would love to know of some of the wooden boat houses have been preserved. Interesting post.

  10. such lovely pictures

    There is a "Letter Writing Challenge" starting from January 30th. It would be amazing if you could participate in it.
    Here is the link for it


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