Scoresby, Victoria

Scoresby, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Scoresby
city = Melbourne
state = vic


caption =
lga = City of Knox
postcode = 3179
pop = 5897 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21591 | name = Scoresby (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-09-29 | quick = on]
area = 9.4
est = 1870s
propval = $452,000 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Scoresby&postcode=3179 Scoresby] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Scoresby
fedgov = Aston
dist1 = 29
location1= Melbourne
near-nw = Wantirna South
near-n = Wantirna South
near-ne = Knoxfield
near-w = Glen Waverley
near-e = Knoxfield
near-sw = Wheelers Hill
near-s = Rowville
near-se = Rowville

Scoresby is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Knox. In the Parish system of Victoria (mainly used with land-ownership documents) the local parish is called Scoresby, a part of the County of Mornington.

History

The area of Scoresby was surveyed in 1857, and named after the Arctic explorer William Scoresby. Scoresby had died the previous year, shortly after his visit to the colony to experiment with terrestrial magnetism near the area which now carries his name. A township developed in the 1870s around the intersection of Stud Road and Ferntree Gully Road. A school was established in 1872, followed by a Methodist church. Once the swampy ground was drained, market gardens were established.

Following the First World War, George Hodges Knox settled and established an orchard in Scoresby. He later became a member of Parliament, and was knighted. The City of Knox is named after George Knox.

During the 1950s the market garden industry grew. Scoresby became the brussel sprout capital of Victoria. In 1959 subdivision of the market gardens began.

Present day

Scoresby contains a number of extensive industrial estates which are home to a variety of major national and international corporations including Nintendo's Australian HQ.

Caribbean Gardens, an entertainment precinct and market, is open every Wednesday and Sunday. The precinct is centered around Caribbean Lake, which was built for the testing of boats by the boat manufacturer Caribbean Boats. Activities at Caribbean Gardens include buying and selling of all kinds of products, eating, drinking, walking around, music played by bands and computer swap meets. Another important "Caribbean" place in Scoresby is Caribbean Roller Skating Rink.

There are two primary schools in the area, state school Scoresby Primary School and private school St. Judes. The secondary education provider in Scoresby is Scoresby Secondary College.

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