Melbourne

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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.wikipedia
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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

Port Phillip

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The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
It is nearly surrounded by the city of Melbourne and its suburbs.

Mornington Peninsula

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The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
The Mornington Peninsula is a peninsula located south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Dandenong Ranges

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The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just The Dandenongs) are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Canberra

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After the federation of Australia in 1901, it served as interim seat of government of the new nation until Canberra became the permanent capital in 1927.
The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km south-west of Sydney and 660 km north-east of Melbourne.

National Gallery of Victoria

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The city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Television in Australia

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It is also the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries and Australian contemporary dance.
Television in Australia began experimentally as early as 1929 in Melbourne with radio stations 3DB and 3UZ, and 2UE in Sydney, using the Radiovision system by Gilbert Miles and Donald McDonald, and later from other locations, such as Brisbane in 1934.

Music of Melbourne

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More recently, it has been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre.
A Music Victoria study finds Melbourne hosts 62,000 live concerts annually, making it one of the live music capitals of the world.

Victorian gold rush

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In the wake of the 1850s Victorian gold rush, the city entered a lengthy boom period that, by the late 1880s, had transformed it into one of the world's largest and wealthiest metropolises.
It led to a period of extreme prosperity for the Australian colony, and an influx of population growth and financial capital for Melbourne, which was dubbed "Marvellous Melbourne" as a result of the procurement of wealth.

Australian Open

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It is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, and has also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Australian Open is a tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.

Royal Exhibition Building

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The city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the National Gallery of Victoria and the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
The Royal Exhibition Building ("the REB") is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, built in 1879-80 as part of the international exhibition movement, which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe.

Melbourne Airport

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The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport (also referred to as Tullamarine Airport), which is the second busiest in Australia, and Australia's busiest seaport the Port of Melbourne.
Melbourne Airport, colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.

Macedon Ranges

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The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley.
It is located in between the cities of Bendigo and Melbourne.

Transport in Melbourne

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It also has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world.
Transport in Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia, consists of several interlinking modes.

2006 Commonwealth Games

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It is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, and has also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The 2006 Commonwealth Games, officially the XVIII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Melbourne 2006, was an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 15 and 26 March 2006.

Trams in Melbourne

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It also has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world.
Trams are a major form of public transport in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria, Australia.

Southern Cross railway station

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Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station.
Southern Cross railway station (formerly and still colloquially known as Spencer Street station) is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.

Melbourne Cup

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It is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, and has also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Flinders Street railway station

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Its main metropolitan rail terminus is Flinders Street station and its main regional rail and road coach terminus is Southern Cross station.
Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Australian Grand Prix

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It is the host city of annual international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup, and has also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
From 1996 it has been held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne.

Wathaurong

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When European settlers arrived in the 19th-century, under 2,000 hunter-gatherers from three regional tribes—the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung and Wathaurong—inhabited the area.
Wathaurong, also called the Wathaurung and Wadawurrung, are an Indigenous Australian tribe living in the area near Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.

Port of Melbourne

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The main airport serving the city is Melbourne Airport (also referred to as Tullamarine Airport), which is the second busiest in Australia, and Australia's busiest seaport the Port of Melbourne.
It is located in Melbourne, Victoria, and covers an area at the mouth of the Yarra River, downstream of Bolte Bridge, which is at the head of Port Phillip, as well as several piers on the bay itself.

Yarra River

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Batman selected a site on the northern bank of the Yarra River, declaring that "this will be the place for a village" before returning to Van Diemen's Land.
The lower stretches of the river are where the city of Melbourne was established in 1835 and today Greater Melbourne dominates and influences the landscape of its lower reaches.

Sullivan Bay, Victoria

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The first British settlement in Victoria, then part of the penal colony of New South Wales, was established by Colonel David Collins in October 1803, at Sullivan Bay, near present-day Sorrento.
Sullivan Bay lies 60 km due south of Melbourne on Port Phillip, one kilometre east of Sorrento, Victoria.