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Chum Creek

Chum Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:22.487 km2
  • Elevation:164 m
  • Population:983
  • Local Government Area:Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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Chum Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Chum Creek had a population of 983. # History In the mid-1850s traces of gold were found in the creek. In 1891 a sawmill was established and tree cutting gave way to clearing and farming selections. In 1892 the area was surveyed for selections. In 1897 the school was opened and there was an early Methodist church. In the 1930s Lake Yambunga was excavated for swimming and camping. In 1937 a new Presbyterian church was built. # Weather # Things to do

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