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Aberfeldie,_Victoria

Aberfeldie, Victoria

Aberfeldie is a residential suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Moonee Valley. It is located north of the Maribyrnong River with an area of 1.57 square kilometres, and a population at the 2001 census of 3,364.

Scotsman James Robertson named his property Aberfeldie, located on the corner of Aberfeldie St and Park Crs, after a place in Scotland. When the property was sold in 1888 it became the name of the suburb.

The area has tended to attract families, with its abundance of parks, sporting facilities and the Maribyrnong River. There is a range of detached housing from inter war Californian Bungalows to post war dwellings. Community groups have been active in the suburb since the start of the 20th century. Aberfeldie Bowls Club was established on 16 March 1910. In 1928 the Aberfeldie Progress Association joined with 6 other progress associations to form the Northern Districts Progress Cricket Association. In 1944 the Aberfeldie Community Centre was established promoting football, cricket, tennis, lawn bowls, gymnastics, swimming and basketball, as well as other social and cultural events.

This led to the formation of the Aberfeldie Sports Club (incorporated in 1974), a family oriented club that commenced its illustrious career as a community-based sporting organisation in 1948 and today is the home of local grass-roots Australian Rules Football and the gentlemen's game of cricket. It first entered a football team in the 1951 season. Flash forward and Aberfeldie Football Club is part of the Essendon District Football League and the Aberfeldie Cricket Club is under the jurisdiction of the Victorian Turf Cricket Associaion and the North West Cricket Association.

Even with three senior football teams and four senior cricket teams, it must be acknowledgeged that the club’s biggest future strength lies with the many junior football players where the club fields 15 junior teams that comprise well over 350 children each year. The club’s large junior base continually helps solidify them as one of the area's strongest local clubs. Significantly, the club enjoys a large supporter and sponsorship base, which is controlled by the Aberfeldie Sports Club. The Sports Club oversees the sub-committees running Senior & Junior Football as well as Senior and Junior Cricket and whose main roles are in respect of fundraising in support of the Club. For more information see the club website at http://www.abers.com.au

Poynton's Nursery at the corner of The Boulevard and Vida Street is a Garden Centre of some renown attracting keen home gardeners from surrounding suburbs. The Nursery is built on the hillside, with a cafe providing tasty food and outstanding views of the Maribyrnong River and cyclists and walkers on the Maribyrnong River Trail.

Educational facilities

Aberfeldie has one government primary school (Aberfeldie PS) and two Catholic primary schools (Our Lady of Nativity PS and Resurrection School), and one Catholic secondary school (Ave Maria College).

Transport

The suburb is serviced by three bus routes operated by Ryans Bus Company:

  • 465 Keilor Park - Essendon Station (along Buckley Street)
  • 467 Aberfeldie (Corner of Tilba Street and Brunel Street)- Moonee Ponds Station (Norwood Crescent)
  • 468 Essendon Station - Highpoint City Shopping Centre (along Buckley and Waverley Streets)

See also

  • City of Essendon - the former local government area of which Aberfeldie was a part.

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