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Nunawading id a mainly residential suburb between Box Hill and Mitcham, Nunawading derives its name from a local Aboriginal word translated variously as “meeting place”, “battlefield” and “ceremonial ground”. The name first described the local parish in 1854, two years after the area was first surveyed, and in 1857 the Nunawading District Board was established. In 1872 the Board was replaced by the Shire of Nunawading, but the central area was officially known as Tunstall after the famous English pottery region, until the city of Nunawading was created in 1945.

European settlers venturing into the area in the 1840s found the terrain to be hilly, heavily timbered and much harder to settle than the flat, grassed plains on the west side of Port Phillip Bay. The first transport link between Melbourne and Gippsland was a dirt track that ran out past Ringwood, the forerunner of the Maroondah Highway. The construction of Dandenong Road further south made this route redundant but the Maroondah Highway, along with Canterbury and Burwood roads, became a major east-west thoroughfare, carrying increasing large volumes of traffic as Melbourne’s suburbs spread eastward after World War ll.

From the 1850s woodcutters provided the wood needed for heating and construction throughout Melbourne, simultaneously clearing the land for agricultural use. Although the soil was mainly clay, it was taken up for orchards in subsequent decades. Other residents were more adventurous. In the 1860s Peirce Boardman built a eucalyptus distillery, and medico and politician Dr L.L Smith unsuccessfully attempted to establish a vineyard and winery in present-day Vermont.

The heavy clay was also ideal for making bricks, tiles and other ceramics. The early potters, brick and tile makers struggled to compete with Australian Brick Tile and Tesselated Tile Co. that began large-scale production in 1886. The Wunderlich Co. set up a tile production factory in Vermont in 1932, and small-scale industry, especially in the northern parts of the city, expanded in the postwar period while small traders and service providers of all kinds proliferated to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population.

Nunawading has a rich history of achievement and participation in the creative arts. Heidelberg School painters Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts settled for some time in Blackburn and Box Hill. In Mitcham, musical societies were established in the 1930s and a repertory group and film society in the 1950s. In the 1960s municipal libraries were opened and in the 1980s music festivals began and an arts centre was established.

Melbourne’s postwar boom was an explosion in Nunawading. The population rose from 9000 in 1945 to 100,000 by the early 1970s, and decreased and aged in subsequent decades. Nunawading’s commercial core is centred around the junction of Springvale Road and the Maroondah Highway.

In 1994 Nunawading City, composed of present-day Blackburn, Forest Hill, Vermont and the northern parts of Burwood and Burwood East, was amalgamated with Box Hill to form the City of Whitehorse.

Newman plumbing are the experienced plumbers in Nunawading providing plumbing services to homes and businesses including:

  • Blocked drains
  • Hot water units
  • Roof leaks
  • Burst pipes
  • Taps & Toilets
  • Water jet drain cleaning
  • Gas leaks

Knowledgeable in solving plumbing issues that are common to Nunawading properties we are able to expertly help you with your plumbing needs. For a reliable and prompt Nunawading plumber contact Newman Plumbing on 9899 3442.

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