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Newtown

Newtown is an inner western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:5.808 km2
  • Elevation:58 m
  • Population:10,155
  • Local Government Area:City of Greater Geelong

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Newtown is an inner western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Newtown had a population of 10,155. It is a primarily residential area occupying one of the highest points of urban Geelong, has always been a desirable place of residence and it is the location of many of Geelong's oldest and most valuable properties. The locality of Chilwell is part of Newtown, and together Newtown and Chilwell were a municipality from 1858 to 1993 after which they were amalgamated with other municipalities to form the City of Greater Geelong in 1993. # History Chilwell Post Office opened here on 1 April 1912 (closing in 1993). Bareena Post Office opened in 1911 in the area and remains open.The Geelong Highland Gathering is an annual Highland Games held at Queens Park and first began in the 1850s. ## Heritage listed sites Newtown contains a number of heritage listed sites, including: 7 Aberdeen Street, Aberdeen Street Baptist Church 263 Pakington Street, Armytage House 35-43 Riversdale Road, Barwon Bank 25 Fernleigh Street, Barwon Grange 143 Noble Street, Claremont 3 Aberdeen Street, Former Aberdeen Street Baptist Church 20 Talbot Street, Geelong College 35 Aphrasia Street, Eythorne 275 Pakington Street, Keyham 145 Noble Street, Miharo 14 Aphrasia Street, Milton 35 Noble Street, Noble Street Uniting Church 50B Skene Street, Rannoch House 61 Retreat Road, Sacred Heart Convent of Mercy and Sacred Heart College 262 Latrobe Terrace, St Leonards 140 Aphrasia Street, The Heights # Weather # Things to do

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