Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/4/2007

Melbourne

Melbourne (pronounced /ˈmel.bÉ™n/) is the second-largest city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3.7 million (2006 estimate). Located around Port Phillip Bay in the country’s south-east, Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria.

Melbourne is a major centre of commerce, industry and cultural activity. The city is often referred to as Australia’s “sporting and cultural capital” and it is home to many of the nation’s most significant cultural and sporting events and institutions. Melbourne is notable for its mix of Victorian and contemporary architecture, its extensive tram network and Victorian parks and gardens, and its diverse, multicultural society. It was the host city of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. for more click here

Genealogy, Family History and Historical Societies. for more click here

Cemeteries of Melbourne City, Victoria. for more click here

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