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Mornington

Mornington is a suburb of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 km (35 mi) south of Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:21.093 km2
  • Elevation:30 m
  • Population:23,989
  • Local Government Area:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

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Mornington is a suburb of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 km (35 mi) south of Melbourne's central business district. It is in the local government area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Mornington is known for its "village" atmosphere and its beaches. Mornington is a tourist destination with Melburnians who make day trips to visit the area's bay beaches and wineries.The town centre runs into the foreshore area and local beach. # History Originally home to the Indigenous Boonwurrong people, the first European settlers arrived in the area in the 1840s for fishing, logging and agriculture.A 46-meter long pier was opened in 1858 and became the social and economic gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, connecting the surrounding areas with Melbourne. Originally known as Schnapper (or Snapper) Point, the town was renamed Mornington in 1864 after the second Earl of Mornington. The Courthouse was built in 1861 and the Post Office in 1863. The Grand Hotel was originally opened in 1892 at 126 Main Street as an alcohol-free Grand Coffee Palace designed by notable Melbourne architect William Pitt. Mornington became a popular tourist destination, with day trippers travelling from Melbourne on steamers from the 1860s.The Mornington Railway line opened in 1889, connecting the township directly to Melbourne until it was closed in 1981. # Weather Mornington has an oceanic climate (Cfb) with warm and occasionally hot summers and mild winters where temperatures may usually fall below freezing in the coldest night. # Things to do

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