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Flinders once known as Mendi-Moke is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located on the Mornington Peninsula at the point where western port meets bass strait. Its local government area is the shire of mornington peninsula. At the 2016 census, flinders had a population of 905. The town was named by George Bass after his friend, the explorer and British naval officer Matthew flinders.[citation needed] settlement commenced in 1854 and many pioneers and settlers are buried at the flinders cemetery. Flinders post office opened on 7 march 1863 as the population grew. Features of the town include the flinders golf club, a picturesque golf course built on a cliff top, a recreation reserve, a small yacht club, and a 250 metres (820 ft) long pier out from the protected beach, sheltered from the waters of the bass strait by the west head. This area is popular for sailing, fishing, and other watersports.

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  • Population: 905
  • State electorate(s): Nepean
  • Federal Division(s): Flinders
  • Established (yr): 1854
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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