is a suburb in Melbourne
, 43 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district
. Its Local Government Area
is the City of Frankston
. At the 2006 Census
, Frankston South had a population of 17,360.
Sharing the same postcode as Frankston
(3199), it is however considered a separate suburb.
After the settlement of Melbourne
in 1835, James Davey took up a large land holding in 1846, which extended from Olivers Hill
(in the beginnings of what is now Frankston South) to Daveys Bay
(in what is now the neighbouring suburb of Mount Eliza
).Jones, Michael. Frankston: Resort to City
. Allen & Unwin: Sydney. 1989. ISBN 0-04-442114-1 Thomas McComb, who arrived at Frankston in 1852, also purchased much land in what is now the Frankston CBD
and its south-east, in 1854. Davey's and McComb's land was subdivided and now forms much of the suburb of Frankston South.
The first temporary post office in Frankston South opened in 1934 to service the first Australian Scout Jamboree
After the arrival of the railway line
in 1882, the Frankston area developed into a popular seaside resort and playground for Melbourne's affluent
, with some developing large holiday properties in the area of... Read More