Longitude: 144.964511 Latitude: -38.332856
Metres above Sea Level: 8.7 m
Area: 30.6 km² Perimeter: 32.3 km
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Dromana is a beautiful suburb of the Mornington Peninsula – clean, neat, welcoming . . .
No matter where you stand, the tall, granite escarpment of Arthurs Seat rises proudly in every view. The shopping precinct gathers around the beach area of the village, enjoying panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. The entire foreshore area is lined with landscaped parks, gardens, picnic facilities, walking path and a stunning beach. The wide pathways provide well for prams, wheelchairs, and the like. The many car parks ensure easy access to the beach and foreshore attractions.
Shopping retains the village feel with a variety of building styles adding to the character and experience, though it has grown substantially from the description of less than a century ago:
” . . . A municipal township with savings bank, post and money-order office and telegraph station on shore of Port Phillip bay 47 miles S. of Melbourne at base of eminence called Arthur’s seat, from top of which is a grand view of Port Phillip, Westernport and coast scenery. Dromana is a favourit watering-place for excursionists. Mount Martha has 4 miles N.E. Sorrento, another watering-place, about 13 miles W ; Cape Schanck is distant a few hours’ drive. Mechanic’s institute, State school, court-house, police station, two churches, temperance hall, two hotels, agency of insurance company and jetty (1400 feet long) which affords facilities for communication by water. District – agricultural and pastoral. Rail to Mornington, 33 miles ; fares, 7s and 4s 7d ; coach thence, 12 miles, fare, 3 s. A steamer runs frequently to metropolis
Miss Quin, postmistress. Population, 180 . . . “
Source: Excerpt – ‘Mornington Standard’ – Article “Flinders & Kangerong Shire” – published 18th November 1897
Within this article we also learn the following facts about the Flinders & Kangerong Shire:
14th October 1862 – Kangerong constituted a District
15th December 1868 – Flinders constituted a District
24th December 1874 – proclaimed a Shire
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