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About Wheelers Hill

Wheelers Hill is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Monash. At the 2006 Census, Wheelers Hill had a population of 21,029.

Wheelers Hill was almost certainly named after the Wheeler brothers, John and Bartholomew, who were early settlers in the area. The Wheelers Hill Hotel was a post office and stopping point for farmers before a 6 to 8 hour drive to the city by horse to sell their goods.

 The Wheelers Mansion was destroyed by a fire in the late 1920s. The house was located somewhere to the south of the Wheelers Hill Library. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1869 but was called Mulgrave until 1888.

Wheelers Hill was the last suburb of the now Monash City Council to be linked up to the electricity grid. This is because, at the time, there was a dispute between the Shire of Mulgrave and the Council of Waverley on whose suburb it was. The main roads in Wheelers Hill were named after land owners and run along the boundaries of old orchards and farms.

Glen Waverley Golf Course

In Columbia Park on Jells Road, there are steps, and a brick outline of where a homestead once stood. This was a solid brick home reportedly built for W.D. Robertson, a retired Melbourne baker. It had a tower which gave a commanding view towards the Dandenong Ranges. During World War II. The house was occupied by a family named Jungwirth post-war and was in ruins by the time V.F.L Park was built nearby



Wheelers Hill Library


Wheelers Hill is home to Jells Park, a major recreational facility of over 127 hectares. It contains 9 km of cycle paths and walking tracks which surround a large lake. Wheelers Hill is known for its trees. Parklands make up 31% of the total area of Wheelers Hill.

Wheelers Hill Secondary College is located in the centre of the suburb.





This information was sourced from Wikipedia

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