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Link: “Melbourne suburb names etymology

Original post found at: https://maps.philipmallis.com/melbourne-suburb-names-etymology/

A couple of interesting maps showing the etymology of Melbourne suburb names (one map is “what language did the name come from”, the other is “what did the original name refer to (a person, a place, etc.)”. One thing that boggles my mind is just how far Melbourne’s metropolitan boundaries extend to the east – I already knew the Mornington Peninsula is included which is ridiculous because most of it is rural, but all those mountains and national parks to the east too?? Just absurd 😛

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