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Huntingdale

Huntingdale is a small suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:0.798 km2
  • Elevation:71 m
  • Population:1,862
  • Local Government Area:Monash City Council

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Huntingdale is a small suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. The suburb is bordered by Huntingdale Rd to the east, North Rd to the south, Franklyn St to the west and Princes Hwy to the north. The suburbs of Oakleigh, Huntingdale, and Oakleigh East all share the same postcode of 3166. The suburb has both residential and industrial areas, with the southern sections between Hargeaves St and North Road being largely industrial. At the 2016 Census, Huntingdale had a population of 1,862. The suburb has a noticeable Muslim and Hindu presence with a mosque and a Hindu temple, as well as being home to the Australian Islamic Bangladesh Council. # History The land that is now Huntingdale was originally inhabited by the Wurundjeri and Boon wurrung people of the Kulin nation. Huntingdale was first built up in the early 20th century as part of the expansion of Oakleigh. Huntingdale was earlier known as Oakleigh East or East Oakleigh. Oakleigh East and Huntingdale became separate suburbs in 1955. The Post Office opened on 15 June 1918 as Oakleigh East. The railway station opened in 1927 as East Oakleigh, and both were renamed with the name Huntingdale in 1955. In 1941, the Huntingdale Golf Club was opened.In 1998, the Australian Bangladesh Islamic Council was founded, and the Huntingdale mosque was opened. In 2014, the Sankat Mochan Kendra centre was opened on North Road. The temple provides free meals to the community, as well as aid and support for women and children in domestic violence situations and for recent Indian migrants to Australia. In 2015, the Huntingdale Mosque was attacked after a brick was thrown through the window. # Weather # Things to do

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