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Mordialloc

Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:4.407 km2
  • Elevation:8 m
  • Population:8,166
  • Local Government Area:City of Kingston

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Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Mordialloc had a population of 8,166. # History The name is derived from the term moordy yallock which originated from the Aboriginal language Boonwurrung, which is listed in some sources as meaning muddy creek, and in others as "little sea."Mordialloc Post Office opened on 17 October 1863. In 1995 it was renamed Braeside Business Centre, and a new Mordialloc office opened near the railway station.In the 1970s, a green ban imposed by the Builders Labourers Federation stopped a Coles Supermarket being built that would result in the eviction and destruction of several homes.Mordialloc Creek is arguably the most significant feature of the suburb. Home to Pompei's boat works, Mordialloc Creek has a rich history of traditional wooden boat building. Many classic boats line the banks of the creek. On 8 June 2018, a pilot of a Morrabin bound light plane, Cessna 172 (VH-EWE), died when his plane crashed and burst into flames in a street in Mordialloc. ATC recordings indicated he had an engine failure on approach, an ATSB report has been unable to find a cause behind this accident. # Weather # Things to do

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