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(3910, 44 km SE, Frankston City)

Situated on the fringe of the Mornington Peninsula, Langwarrin was populated by corn farmers and orchardists by the 1880s. The town was surveyed in 1886 when Langwarrin Military Reserve was established. During World War I the Reserve functioned as a prisoner-of-war camp and military hospital for soldiers with venereal disease. It became 403 Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve in 1985. This rural and semi-rural area has experienced substantial residential development and population growth since the 1960s. The recent history of the suburb, incorporating Langwarrin South, has been one of rapid subdivision and encroaching urban sprawl.

Carly Millar

Calder, Winty, Australian Aldershot: Langwarrin Military Reserve, Victoria, 1886-1980, Jimaringle Publications, Melbourne, 1987. Details
Scott, Roy, The early history of Langwarrin, Pax Printers & Publishers, Melbourne, 1966. Details