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  Encyclopedia: Melbourne, Victoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Melbourne is a large commercial and industrial centre, with many of Australia's largest companies, and many multinational corporations (approximately one-third of the 100 largest multinationals operating in Australia as of 2002) headquartered there.
Melbourne is built on the land of the Kulin nation, the original Aboriginal inhabitants of the area.
Melbourne was the only city in the Southern Hemisphere in which the Three Tenors (Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras) performed on their world tour in 1997, and the only city in the world to host the Kiss Symphony, a combined performance of the rock band KISS and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2003.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Melbourne,-Victoria   (3750 words)

 Melbourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Melbourne is the capital and largest city of the state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of 3.8 million in the Melbourne metropolitan area (June 2004) and 69,670 in the City of Melbourne (which covers only the central city area).
Melbourne has undergone a major urban 'revival', such that it is sometimes classed as being in a second tier of "world cities"; the GaWC study group in the UK ranks Melbourne, on the basis of relative availability of specialised "advanced services" as a "minor world city" comparable to cities such as Montreal, Osaka, and Prague.
Melbourne continued to expand steadily throughout the first half of the 20th century, particularly with the post-World War II influx of immigrants and the prestige of hosting the Olympic Games in 1956.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Melbourne   (2924 words)

 Melbourne -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Melbourne is located in the south-eastern corner of (The main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula) mainland Australia, and is the southernmost mainland capital city.
Melbourne today is home to the largest number of surviving (Click link for more info and facts about Victorian Era) Victorian Era buildings of any city in the world other than (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London.
Melbourne is built on the land of the (Click link for more info and facts about Kulin) Kulin nation, the original (A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived) Aboriginal inhabitants of the area.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/melbourne.htm   (4528 words)

 Melbourne Victoria Australia
Melbourne enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a sport loving city that hosts the Grand Final of the Australian Rules Football competition, one of the world's most famous horse races, the Melbourne Cup, and the annual Australian Open tennis tournament.
Melbourne is a microcosm of world dining; with more than 140 nationalities that call it home and over 3,000 restaurants, there's plenty of choice for every taste and mood.
Victoria's maritime history is well covered by the large antique barque Polly Woodside which sits permanently on the Yarra River together with a hands-on maritime museum that's great fun for kids from 2 to 92.
www.greatplacestostay.com.au /melbourne_c.asp   (1733 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   (293 words)

 Melbourne - visitvictoria.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Australia’s second-largest city and capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne has a lively passion for eating and drinking, which is reflected in thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world.
Melbourne is a style-setter with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia.
Melbourne’s standing as the cultural capital of Australia is recognised in a non-stop program of film and food festivals, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas.
www.visitvictoria.com /displayObject.cfm?objectid=C050001D-F9BF-4352-886C66FB9AD3E790   (303 words)

 Melbourne, Australia - visitmelbourne.com the official travel and accommodation site for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts.
Whether your interest is in food and wine, cinema, comedy, sports or performing arts, Melbourne has a festival or event for you.
When the sun goes down, Melbourne buzzes with chic restaurants, trendy clubs and bars and some of the best live music venues you'll experience.
www.visitmelbourne.com   (220 words)

 Queen Victoria
The Duke of Kent was the fourth son of George III and Victoria Maria Louisa was the sister of King Leopold of Belgium.
Lord 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 decent?" In the autumn of 1837 a rumour circulated that Victoria was considering marrying Lord Melbourne.
Victoria shared Salisbury's imperialist views and was thrilled when General Kitchener was successful in avenging General Gordon in the Sudan in 1898.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /PRvictoria.htm   (2245 words)

 Melbourne Victoria Travel Guide Australia
The capital of Victoria is located on the banks of the Yarra River where it meets Port Philip Bay.
Melbourne is a city of secret bars hidden in darkened laneways where a seemingly harmless staircase leads to an ambience-driven club where the collective soul of stylish locals hankers after their social muse — fun.
Right on Melbourne’s doorstep, everywhere you look around the foreshore there is another excuse to relax with a multitude of riding trails, golf courses, fishing spots, diving, snorkeling, walking and dining options.
time2travel.com /au/vic/melbourne   (498 words)

 Film Victoria - Melbourne Film Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Melbourne Film Office liaises closely with Victoria Police, Government departments, Councils and the local community as a whole to maintain a proactive film policy for all segments of the domestic and international film and television industry.
Filming in Victoria will tell you more about the climate, geography and history, services and facilities in Victoria, and why it is the perfect place for filming your next project.
Melbourne Film Office is a member of AusFILM the national organisation representing Australian public and private sector organisations with a business interest in film and television production in Australia.
www.film.vic.gov.au /mfo   (380 words)

 Metropolitan Community Church - Melbourne
Metropolitan Community Church of Melbourne is part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, with a special outreach to all who feel excluded, especially gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people.
By the year 2005 MCC Melbourne will be a safe, vibrant, inclusive Christian community committed to growth based on the great commandment of Jesus (to love God, one another and ourselves).
MCC Melbourne will provide excellence in all areas of worship by ensuring relevance, cohesiveness, diversity and competence through education and training.
www.mccmelbourne.com   (189 words)

 Melbourne and Victoria Hotels & Accommodation - Vacation reservations - Tourism information of Australia - Travel ...
Melbourne is a city famous for its sense of style.
It is home to the country's richest horse race, the world-famous Tooheys Blue Melbourne Cup, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis Championship, and the birthplace of Australian Rules Football.
Only 50 kilometres or 1 hour drive from Melbourne is the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, a region of hills, forests, and most importantly, wine.
www.melbourne.visitorsbureau.com.au   (409 words)

 Three Great Zoos - Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo is set to receive three Asian Elephants from Thailand after the Federal Government today approved an application to import them.
Zoos Victoria is seeking to acquire three captive-born, domestic Asian Elephants from Thai tourist camps as part of the Australasian Zoos Association's Conservation Program for Asian Elephants.
Melbourne Zoo's artistic Asian Elephants and a group of enthusiastic Zoos Victoria Ambassadors joined forces today in a campaign to raise funds to assist the recovery in Aceh.
www.zoo.org.au   (448 words)

 Melbourne Australia Guide :: Only Melbourne
Melbourne Community Guide - The CommunityGuide is designed to help residents and visitors find information about Melbourne, its facilities, businesses, community groups, events, attractions and services.
History of Melbourne - Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and Australia's second largest city, built with the wealth of the 1850's Gold Rush.
Melbourne has always been special with an amazing history that has forged a beautiful green city with fine buildings, superb parks and excellent sporting facilities.
www.onlymelbourne.com.au   (1603 words)

 Melbourne - Victoria
Nevertheless, Melbourne’s continual winning of polls awards as one of world’s most liveable city is still hard for Syneysiders to acknowledge.
It was the discovery of gold at nearby Ballarat in 1851 that propelled Melbourne’s growth in population and wealth — it drew thousands of fortune seekers from Europe, America and China.
Victoria’s Alpine region in the north-east is a major winter-sports area and an extremely scenic area to boot, especially in autumn when tree leaves turn to gold and red.
upfromaustralia.com /melbourne1.html   (1882 words)

 ABC Melbourne :: Home
The City of Melbourne is to be asked to consider a new strategy to deal with, what’s described as, an epidemic of graffiti in central Melbourne.
Melbourne’s spoken word artist and poet Patrick Alexander, who was known as one of Melbourne’s best live readers of poetry, was the only artist to have produced an event for every Melbourne Fringe festival since the festival began in 1983.
The end of August signifies the official end of winter in Victoria and Melbourne, enabling us to enjoy the fact that, on September 1 it is, arguably, the first day of spring.
www.abc.net.au /melbourne   (2269 words)

 Tourism Victoria Corporate Site -
Tourism Victoria is the State Government authority responsible for developing and marketing Victoria as a premium tourist destination for Australian and international travellers.
Victoria's Tourism and Events Industry: Building a 10-year Government Strategy Discussion Paper has been released by the Minister for Tourism, the Hon.
Victoria's Tourism Industry Strategic Plan details the direction for the next five years.
www.tourism.vic.gov.au   (182 words)

 Victoria - About Australia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Now a major movie, the legend of Ned Kelly and his gang is famous worldwide, while the discovery of the 40 000 year old remains of the first known human being was marvelled at by archaeologists and historians across the planet.
Wining and dining is also embraced in the state’s capital of Melbourne, where the multicultural community has created a blend of cuisines that is simply superb.
In the mid 1800s, Victoria boomed with the discovery of gold in the countryside between Ballarat and Bendigo.
www.about-australia.com /vic.htm   (677 words)

 Melbourne Water
We manage Melbourne's water supply catchments, remove and treat most of Melbourne's sewage, and manage rivers and creeks and major drainage systems in and around Melbourne.
Melbourne Water has just launched Our Yarra - a website about the Yarra and its catchment.
Communities and schools along the Yarra and beyond are invited to join in a tree planting project in preparations for the Commonwealth Games in March 2006.
www.melbournewater.com.au   (100 words)

 Melbourne Independent Media Center
Melbourne Indymedia is a website produced by grassroots media makers offering non-corporate coverage of struggles, actions and celebrations.
Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere.
Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Melbourne Independent Media Center.
www.melbourne.indymedia.org   (1256 words)

 Science Technology and Innovation - Biotechnology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Biotechnology is regarded as one of the keys to Victoria's future prosperity with the potential to generate enormous economic, health and environmental benefits.
Melbourne researchers are one step closer to unravelling the secrets of human bone development.
Melbourne scientists have developed a new test that can detect the presence of bird flu within a day compared with traditionally used tests that take two weeks.
www.biotechnology.vic.gov.au   (414 words)

 Vicnet - Victoria's Community Information Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Once again the Flemington roses will provide a spectacular backdrop to the colour and movement of the centrepiece to the biggest event on the Australian racing and social calendar.
Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia's leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over 17 days each October.
This community information portal is hosted and managed by Vicnet, a division of the State Library of Victoria.
www.vicnet.net.au   (400 words)

 Melbourne Zoo - What you will experience at Melbourne Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Melbourne Zoo is an historic zoo with an innovative master plan that displays a representative sample of the world's fauna and flora in a series of bioclimatic (or habitat) zones.
Melbourne Zoo is clearly one of the world's great zoos.
Significant historic features such as the design of the Main Walk and an early 20th Century menagerie exhibit are preserved in an historic zone so visitors will be able to measure the great improvements which have been achieved.
www.zoo.org.au /visiting.cfm?zoo_id=1   (190 words)

 Victoria Online: Government Entry Point for Victorians
Victoria Online - the fastest way to find local, state and federal government information and services
Check out the latest in 4x4, fishing and outdoor equipment from October 20-23 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Take to the track to experience the colour and excitement of Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival.
www.vic.gov.au   (65 words)

 Melbourne, Victoria Photographers - Wedding, Portrait, Commercial, Event and Other Photography Services
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