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Mount Waverley is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Mount Waverley had a population of 32,076.GeographyMount Waverley is a large suburb, rectangular in shape, bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Ferntree Gully Road in the south, Huntingdale Road in the west, and Blackburn Road in the east. At the centre of the suburb is Mount Waverley Village Shopping Centre, and in the south-east is Pinewood Shopping Centre.HistoryThe Mount Waverley area, then part of the Parish of Mulgrave, was divided by straight roads running north-south and east-west, each exactly one mile apart, by Assistant Surveyor Eugene Bellairs, in 1853. Mount Waverley Post Office opened on 9 October 1905.Mount Waverley is famous for its heritage streets. The suburb was a new estate in the 1930s. Due to the onset of the Great Depression, the building of houses on the estate did not get off the ground until the early 1950s. According to Lachlan Bath, president of the Ashburton Historical Society, the suburb's streets had been laid down, but no houses were built; merely a row of cardboard boxes housed the first few residents who had migrated east from the slums of Ashburton to enjoy a better standard of living, only to be bitterly disappointed with the estate agents who promised milk and honey but instead delivered a mosquito infested swamp. The Ashburton immigrants, while disappointed, all agreed that the "swamp" was a major step up from their former homes. Post Offices at Mount Waverley North (opened 1959 closed 1983), Mount Waverley South (opened 1968 closed 1973), and Mount Waverley West (opened 1964 closed 1977) chart the wider residential development of the suburb.Mount Waverley is in Greater Melbourne. Make your own Mount Waverley vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Australia road trip website .
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