Showing posts with label Nunawading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nunawading. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Nunawading, Victoria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I went to Nuwanding yesterday. It is a nice suburb. I will never forget that night in 'nana wedding'.

Check out some info I took from Wikipedia:

Nunawading (pronounced /ˌnʌnəˈwɒdɪŋ/) is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Whitehorse.

The suburb is centered at the intersection of Whitehorse Road and Springvale Road in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, and features the City of Whitehorse's main offices, as well as large retail (eg. furniture, auto dealerships, hardware, and electrical), and wholesale businesses along Whitehorse Road.

The name Nunawading, thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word meaning battlefield or ceremonial ground, was initially applied to a vast area which now incorporates Box Hill, Blackburn, Mitcham, Forest Hill, and Vermont.

The township of Nunawading began life in the 1870s as a producer of bricks and clay. The name Tunstall, named after the famed pottery producing English town, was given to the area, based at the intersection of Whitehorse Road and Springvale Road. The name is still reflected in Tunstall Park on Luckie Street, Tunstall Avenue off Springvale Road and the Tunstall Square Shopping Centre on Tunstall Road, in nearby Donvale. The opening of Tunstall railway station contributed to the growth of the brick and clay industries. Orchards soon followed.

Following a series of shire subdivisions throughout the 1920s, the name Nunawading fell from use. The name was reinstated in 1945 when it replaced Tunstall.

The period following World War II saw a housing boom in the area, as residential blocks began to replace orchards. The civic centre was opened in 1968 and became the administrative centre for the City of Nunawading, which was later incorporated into the City of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Road is the largest retail strip for bulkgoods in Melbourne. The City of Whitehorse has named this strip the Mega Mile in an attempt to provide brand recognition for retailers. Nunawading is home to a large Pacific Brands clothing factory and a brick factory. A large Seventh-day Adventist campus exists on Central Road with a church, church offices, a retail book shop, Corinella Retirement Village, and the coeducational Nunawading Christian College (Primary and Secondary) as well as a combined kindergarten and Primary School Located on Mount Pleasant Road - Mount Pleasant Road Primary School. The head office of Bird Observation & Conservation Australia is in Springvale Road. It was formerly home to the Winlaton Youth Training Centre, Wobbies World amusement park and the Melbourne studios of the Network Ten television network. The soap opera Neighbours is still filmed in this studio, now owned by Global Television.