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  City of Melbourne - Home - Home Page
The Melbourne Business Festival is on again this October, offering a jam-packed program of events for small-to-medium businesses in the city.
City West Water and South East Water together with the City of Melbourne are delivering the Showerhead Exchange Program across the municipality.
Melbourne Library Services: Game on - feedback form
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au   (178 words)

  Melbourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melbourne is typical of Australian capital cities in that it was built with the underlying notion of a "quarter acre home and garden" for every family, often referred to locally as the Australian Dream.
Melbourne's overwhelming dominance of the state of Victoria's population and economy means the Victorian state government is also effectively the city government of greater Melbourne.
A panorama of the Melbourne skyline from the Melbourne Docklands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melbourne   (5449 words)

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Melbourne is the largest city in Victoria, the state capital, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of 3,366,542 (census 2001).
Melbourne was founded in 1834 by a group of free settlers (led by John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner), unlike many of Australia's capital cities which were founded as penal colonies.
Melbourne continued to grow steadily throughout the first half of the 20th century, particularly with the post-WWII influx of migrants and the influence of hosting the Olympic Games in 1956.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/m/me/melbourne.html   (2692 words)

 Melbourne, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melbourne is a centre for water sports such as boating, fishing, sailboarding, scuba diving, surfing, water and jet skiing.
Melbourne is also home to the Florida Institute of Technology and houses a major campus for Brevard Community College (BCC).
In Melbourne, About 8.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melbourne,_Florida   (1043 words)

Melbourne was the first foal of his dam, a bay mare by Cervantes, whose immediate female family line had been pretty much undistinguished for four or five generations.
A number of Melbourne's early daughters, from the 1840s, bred mostly obscure horses for several generations, but the lines were valued enough to continue; many of their female line descendants ended up in other countries, particularly in central Europe, where their progeny became top stakes winners.
LADY ALICIA, an 1852 daughter of Melbourne, was a pretty good race filly, and at age 2 won the Champagne Stakes at Stockbridge and ran third in a sweepstakes at Winchester; she later produced the outstanding jumper sire, Ascetic, and was third dam of Amphion.
www.tbheritage.com /Portraits/Melbourne.html   (5140 words)

 Melbourne travel guide - Wikitravel
Melbourne [1] is the second-largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria.
Melbourne is the unquestioned sporting capital of Australia with the largest arenas and two of the major sporting administrations basing their operation in Melbourne: Cricket Australia is a stone's throw from the MCG, and the Australian Football League is based at the Telstra Dome.
Melbourne is more-or-less centrally located on the coast of Victoria, and there are many natural and manmade attractions close enough to easily visit in a day's return drive.
wikitravel.org /en/Melbourne   (8347 words)

 Lord Melbourne
Melbourne was not an ambitious man and had to be persuaded to take the post.
Melbourne's old friend, Thomas Barnes, the editor of The Times wrote "Is it for the Queen's service - is it for the Queen's dignity - is it becoming - is it commonly descent?" In the autumn of 1837 a rumour circulated that the 18 year old Victoria was considering marrying the 58 year old Melbourne.
Lord Melbourne was opposed to some of the measures being advocated by some of the more radical Whigs such as Lord John Russell and Henry Brougham.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /PRmelbourne.htm   (1176 words)

 melburb: Encyclopedia of Melbourne
Read somewhere Melbourne boasts the finest drinking water of any modern city in the world..
The Encyclopedia of Melbourne is the history, people, events and businesses that make Melbourne one of the world’s great cities.
The Encyclopedia of Melbourne may be viewed online, with the print volume launched in the Royal Exhibition Building on 24th October 2005.
www.melburb.com /2005/10/encyclopedia-of-melbourne.html   (78 words)

 Melbourne Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Melbourne is also known for its rich migrant influences, particularly those expressed through food: the espresso cafés on Lygon Street, Melbourne's "little Italy," Brunswick's Middle Eastern/Indian/Turkish enclave, Richmond's "little Vietnam," or the Chinatown district of the city center.
Named after then-British Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, the city of 3.5 million was founded in 1835 when Englishman John Batman and a group of businessmen bought 600,000 acres of land from the local Aborigines for a few trinkets.
After gold was discovered in Victoria in the 1850s, Melbourne soon became the fastest-growing city in the British empire, and a number of its finer buildings were constructed during this period.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=melbourne@99   (527 words)

 Melbourne 'world's top city' - National - www.theage.com.au
Melbourne has retained its position as the best city in the world to call home.
Victorian Tourism Minister John Pandazopoulos said the award was based on a survey of a city's infrastructure, access, education levels, crime rate, focus on the environment, culture and events, its diversity and how connected it was with the rest of the world.
Melbourne received the perfect one in each category, including its unpredictable weather, to give it an overall score of one.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/02/06/1075854028808.html   (635 words)

When the first Catholic Bishop of Melbourne was consecrated in 1848, the present metropolis, from which the see takes its name, was known as the Port Philip Settlement, and was part of the ecclesiastical province of Sydney.
During the next decade and a half large centres of population had sprung up in places so remote from Melbourne that it was utterly impossible for Bishop Goold to attend to the wants of his widely scattered flock.
The present Archbishop was transferred from the ancient see of Galway, and arrived in Melbourne on the first anniversary of Dr. Goold's death, 11 June, 1887.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10155a.htm   (1387 words)

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second largest city in Australia.
It's hard to believe that such a fantastic location was abandoned by the first settlers who had arrived in 1803 and then departed to Tasmania after staying for less than one year.
Melbourne was originally settled by graziers, John Batman being the first.
www.australianexplorer.com /melbourne_information.htm   (434 words)

 Melbourne Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
A leafy bayside community on the 'upside-down', brown Yarra River, Melbourne is, in turns, cosmopolitan, suburban, cultivated, conservative and a haven for the avant-garde.
While Melbourne's spring is a sight to behold, with multitudes of gardens in bloom and the festive Spring Racing Carnival heralding summer, any local will tell you that mid-autumn sees Melbourne at its most resplendent.
Melbourne is said to be the fox capital of the Western world.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/pacific/australia/melbourne   (330 words)

 Melbourne, Victoria, VIC, Travel Guide Australia
Melbourne is a diverse and cosmopolitan city.The town is home to some of Australia's biggest shopping complexes and sophisticated boutiques, glorious food halls and elegant restaurants, with a wide range of ethnic foods being readily available.
It is regarded as one of the cultural, culinary, sporting and shopping capitals of Australia with a great selection of events and festivals to entertain locals and visitors.
A short drive out of the city is the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne's summer playground and the Dandenongs,which locals claim has "the very best nature has to offer".
www.atn.com.au /vic/east/east-a.htm   (125 words)

 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Circuits > Melbourne
Both cities claim the first motor race in the country: Melbourne saying it was an automobile trial which took place between Melbourne and the Aspendale racecourse, close to the Port Phillip shore to the south of the city.
In 1992 the State of Victoria elected Jeff Kennett to be its new premier and he immediately began planning to turn Melbourne into a more dynamic and interesting city, using a series of major international events to give Melbourne a higher profile around the world.
One of his first moves was to approach F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and negotiate a deal for the Australian GP to move from Adelaide to Melbourne.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/cir-041.html   (1155 words)

 Amazon.com: Melbourne (Power & Personality Series.): Books: Lord David Cecil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Melbourne is a fascinating character, and the author gives a masterful account of his life.
While Melbourne appears to be somewhat wishy-washy, his amiable nature is precisely the key ingedient for his rise to Prime Minister: everyone liked him.
Much of the later part of the work is devoted to Melbourne's close relationship with the young Queen Victoria, and upon her marriage, Melbourne's life become tragically empty.
www.amazon.com /Melbourne-Power-Personality-David-Cecil/dp/0517537826   (997 words)

 Melbourne Buildings, Real Estate, Architecture, Skyscrapers and Construction Database
Melbourne is one of Australia's leading and most livable cities.
Visitors to Melbourne can dine at world-class restaurants, shop in luxurious department stores, take a tour along scenic coasts or green countrysides, and even play golf five minutes from the city center.
Melbourne is also a multi-cultural city with many restaurants and cafes.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci/?id=100504   (207 words)

Melbourne won the right to host the 1956 Olympics by one vote over Buenos Aires.
The Melbourne Games were the first to be held in the southern hemisphere.
In Melbourne, following a suggestion by a young Australian named John Ian Wing, the athletes entered the stadium together during the Closing Ceremony, as a symbol of global unity.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1956   (373 words)

 About Melbourne - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.
One glance at a map and it’s obvious that Melbourne is a planned city: a tidy, balanced grid of neatly angled streets.
A short tram ride from the city centre, Melbourne’s suburban neighbourhoods are a must see for anyone wanting to experience what life here is really all about.
www.visitvictoria.com /displayObject.cfm/ObjectID.EC23FF99-5AE4-4C56-86BBCE92B6D361CF/vvt.vhtml   (264 words)

 Flickr: Melbourne
The group pool is for photos taken within the Greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia.
We also ask that if your photo has no obvious imagery in it that is Melbourne, then please title and or describe the photo to help us identify how the image fits in to the pool.
If you are into Melbourne there is a wide selection of flickr groups catering for various areas and lifestyles.
www.flickr.com /groups/melbourne   (326 words)

 Melbourne on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Melbourne is a hive of cultural flavours and international cuisine, it is on the cutting edge of the arts and its streets are defined by self-expressionism and modern thinking.
Melbourne Australia was voted the number 1 most liveable city in the world.
Hey people this year i went to melbourne for the commonwealth games and it was awsome to see the famouse athletes competeing.
www.43places.com /places/view/104893   (902 words)

 gender : Melbourne Indymedia
Around Melbourne this week women are celebrating International Women's Day in rallies, a fair at Ceres Environmental Farm, breakfasts, and other events.
March 8 was first celebrated as International Women's Day in 1911, and in Australia in 1928, and associated with a general strike in 1909 for 13 weeks by the women Garment Workers Union in New York.
On Saturday March 6 a rally and march was held in Melbourne, although numbers attending were disappointing, and the rally reflected only a small proportion of the diversity of feminist and women's organisations in Melbourne.
www.melbourne.indymedia.org /features/gender   (953 words)

 Consulate General of the U.S. Melbourne
Ambassador McCallum is the 23rd Ambassador to serve as Chief of the United States Mission in Australia.
Consul General Irving welcomed fellow Americans, Australians and guests from many other countries that joined together in friendship to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
All interested parents, students, and teachers are invited to a free informational program at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, June 13 from 7PM to 9PM.
usembassy-australia.state.gov /melbourne   (484 words)

 Melbourne Hotels. Save More on Cheap Accommodation in Melbourne
For those who want to discover Melbourne's ethnic diversity and its heritage architecture this Vibe is your ideal Melbourne hotel.
Vibe Hotel Carlton Melbourne is close to Lygon Street, Melbourne Zoo and the Brunswick.
If you are looking for an ideal holiday destination in Melbourne, then Oaks Griffin Suites is the perfect place for you to reside.
www.hotelclub.net /hotel.reservations/Melbourne.htm   (188 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Melbourne - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
'Marvellous Melbourne' symbolises the achievements of Australian urbanisation and suburbanisation.
The Encyclopedia of Melbourne reflects and encompasses the city's historical position as one of the world's pre-eminent nineteenth-century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century's most liveable cities.
While this Encyclopedia is as systematic as the city's layout, as rich and subtle as its history, the contributors combine affection, curiosity and shrewd appraisal.
www.cambridge.org /aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521842344   (208 words)

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