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Moorooduc, Victoria

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Moorooduc
Victoria
Moorooduc
Moorooduc
Coordinates38°14′49″S 145°06′18″E / 38.247°S 145.105°E / -38.247; 145.105Coordinates: 38°14′49″S 145°06′18″E / 38.247°S 145.105°E / -38.247; 145.105
Population1,098 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3933
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Mornington, Hastings
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Suburbs around Moorooduc:
Mount Eliza Baxter Somerville
Mornington Moorooduc Tyabb
Mount Martha Tuerong Hastings

Moorooduc is a rural township in Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula.

The Moorooduc Highway runs through the locality, being the main route between Melbourne and the Peninsula.

Moorooduc Post Office opened on 27 August 1890 and closed in 1980.[2]

The Mornington Railway Preservation Society operates steam and diesel train services from Moorooduc railway station on weekends and public holidays.

A short walk from Moorooduc railway station is the Moorooduc Quarry Flora and Fauna Reserve.

Attractions

There are a number of different things to do in Moorooduc including;

  • Mornington Tourist Railway[3]
  • Devilbend Golf Club[4]

Education

Moorooduc Primary School (No. 2327) opened on 1 November 1880, on the current site located on Mornington-Tyabb Road.[5] In 2006, the school celebrated 125 years.

Sport

Golfers play at the Devilbend Golf Club on Loders Road and Moorooduc Saddle Club is located on Derril Road. On a hot summers day on a Sunday early December of 2006, with temperatures nudging 38 degrees, the course was the scene of the now infamous Devil Bend meltdown, whilst taking an eternity to line up a birdy putt on the 16th, Justin exploded at Scott in a barrage of expletives and clubs flying up the fairway of the 17th. The game ended in farce with some players refusing to complete their rounds [4]

The Mornington Peninsula Pony Club provides dressage, show jumping and cross-country facilities for young equestrian enthusiasts.[6] The club is affiliated with the Pony Club Association of Victoria.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Moorooduc (State Village)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 20 March 2021
  3. ^ Mornington Tourist Railway
  4. ^ a b Golf Select, Devilbend, retrieved 11 May 2009.
  5. ^ Moorooduc Primary School
  6. ^ Mornington Peninsula Pony Club
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