Flemington

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Latitude and Longitude

 Department of Sustainability and Environment Centroid for Flemington:

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Description

Flemington is an inner suburb of Melbourne, probably best known as the location of the Flemington racecourse, home of the Melbourne Cup. Flemington also encompasses the localities of Newmarket and Travancore.


Place Name Meanings

According to the (VICNAMES - Historical Information Register) there is contention over how Flemington was named. However, it is likely to have been named after one of the following:

- farmer, wholesale butcher and produce merchant Robert Fleming. Robert selected the land where the racecourse is now sited and settled his family there, running sheep and cattle.

- John Wood Fleming, born 1837, son of Robert and later a councillor with the City of Brunswick

- Flemington Estate, in Scotland, named by pastoralist Mr James Watson, whose wife's father managed the estate


References

State Government of Victoria. ‘VICNAMES - Historical Information’. VICNAMES, n.d. http://services.land.vic.gov.au/vicnames/historicalInformation.html?method=list

Pacini, John. 'A Century Galloped By: The First Hundred Years of the Victoria Racing Club' [ http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=MAIN&reset_config=true&docId=SLV_VOYAGER188352 ]

Garryowen (aka Edmund Finn) 'The Chronicles of Early Melbourne 1837 - 1852' Vol 1 pp425



Flemington has been tagged on these pages:

  1. 104 Victoria Street Flemington
  2. 119 Victoria Street, Flemington
  3. 121 Victoria Street Flemington
  4. 123 Victoria Street Flemington
  5. 127 Victoria Street Flemington
  6. 129 Victoria Street, Flemington
  7. 137 Victoria Street, Flemington
  8. 33 Victoria Street Flemington
  9. 59 Victoria Street Flemington
  10. 63 Victoria Street Flemington
  11. 67 Victoria Street Flemington
  12. 69 Victoria Street, Flemington
  13. 71 Victoria Street Flemington
  14. 85 Victoria Street Flemington
  15. Alfred Cracknell
  16. Correspondence from Goudy and kort to Town Clerk, City of Melbourne
  17. Debney Park Swimming Pool
  18. Debney Park Swimming Pool Location Map 2
  19. Flemington
  20. Flemington Housing Estate
  21. Harold Lascelles Carless
  22. Henry Spence
  23. Proceedings of Inquest held upon the body of Robert Spurway
  24. Robert Spurway
  25. Robert Wallace Howes
  26. School Number 5068 Debney Meadows Primary School
  27. William August Cole
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