Whittington 3219

Whittington is a residential suburb 4 km. south-east of Geelong.

The name appears to have been adopted early in the 1920s, in honour of an early land owner, James Whittington.

Originally the area was known as Breakwater (after the structure built across the Barwon River to prevent the inflow of salt water, so providing fresh water for the infant Geelong), and as St. Albans. In 1871 a horse trainer, James Wilson, established a successful stables and two years later expanded them by buying a property that had been occupied by a meat preserving works. They were near the Geelong Racecourse at Geelong East. In 1873 Wilson built the St. Albans homestead (Victorian Heritage Register), and went on to a wider sporting career. He trained the mare, Briseis, winner of the Derby, Melbourne Cup and Oaks in 1876.

The names St. Albans and Whittington co-existed for about thirty years, with Whittington taking over when residential development rapidly spread through its area during the 1960s. Over 500 Housing Commission units were built there.

The Geelong East primary school and technical school (later a TAFE) adjoin Whittington and the St. Albans reserve. The original town centre in Wilsons Road has the homestead, St. Albans Uniting church, originally a Methodist church (1869) and the Anglican church. East of Wilsons Road the road design changes from a grid to one with culs de sac to inhibit through traffic. There are numerous neighbourhood reserves. Small shopping centres exist in the original town centre and in the later estate near the primary school.

Whittington's median house price in 1987 was $63,000 and in 1996 it was $74,000.

Its census populations were 248 (1921) and 380 (1947).




Melbourne Link Whittington 3219 Link opens in new browser window






Link opens new page Content > View Category | Whittington | View Mobile Friendly Page

Link opens new page This Page > Update | Edit This Page


Click here to edit / update this page







Stay Tuned | Free Weekly Round Up


Receive what's on for the week straight to your inbox every Tuesday.

Simply type your email address in the box below.

Email Address*


* Opt-In (Check Your Email): Read T&C | Read This Week's Newsletter


Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
See Events in October >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31


Featured
Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival
View Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival
From Aussie Rock legend Jack Jones to ABC Young Performer of the Year, concert pianist Hoang Pham | Read On..


Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones
View Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones
A star-studded local band featuring NICK BARKLER, ASHLEY DAVIES, SHANE O'MARA, JUSTIN GARNER and | Read On..


Spooktober | Halloween Festival
View Spooktober | Halloween Festival
MELBOURNE’S BIGGEST AND SPOOKIEST HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL Melbourne’s most freakishly scary | Read On..


Oktoberfest at Southgate
View Oktoberfest at Southgate
Hophaus brings Munich to Melbourne for Oktoberfest 2017 or as we like to call it – Hoptoberfest - | Read On..


Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning | Read On..


Check Out
Polished Man | Protect Vulnerable Children Campaign
View Polished Man | Protect Vulnerable Children Campaign
This October we challenge men (and women) to paint one fingernail to represent the 1 child that dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence. 1 | Read On..

Garage Sale Trail 2017
View Garage Sale Trail 2017
NOW A WEEKEND OF GARAGE SALES Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big weekend of GOOD STUFF with over 15,000 garage sales and stalls happening around | Read On..

Mel's Pick
Fire Action Week 2017 | October 13-20
View Fire Action Week 2017 | October 13-20
Fire Action Week is a great opportunity to find out more about the fire risk in your local area, | Read On..

Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
View Greek Tavern Night | Saturday Nights
Melbourne's best traditional GREEK night with live music, entertainment, dancing and Mediterranean | Read On..

Trending