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Melbourne

Melbourne is a city of over 5 million people on Australia’s southeast coast, and also my hometown. It was founded in 1835 shortly before a gold rush, rapidly grew to be the second-largest city in the British Empire during the “Marvellous Melbourne” era, and also served as Australia’s first capital before Canberra took over in 1927. The modern metro area sits on the lands of the Wurundjeri, Bunurong and (in the outer west) Wathaurong people of the Kulin nation. The city is also sometimes known as Naarm, after the Indigenous name for the area where Melbourne’s inner core now stands.

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