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Kew East

Kew East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District.

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  • Area:4.065 km2
  • Elevation:43 m
  • Population:6,635
  • Local Government Area:Boroondara City Council

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Kew East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. # History A number of farming properties were established along the Yarra River following government land auctions, between 1845 and 1847.The Wills family established "Willsmere Estate", a grazing and dairying property, with the name now reflected in Willsmere Road and Willsmere Park.William Wade established a farm, named "Belford", next door. A flood in December 1863 devastated the property, which later became the Kew Golf Course.The Harp of Erin Hotel, on the corner of Harp Road and High Street, was established in 1854, by Edward Glynn. It was a centre for race meetings and gave its name to Harp Road, which was part of a route to Lilydale, used by Cobb and Co.Kew East Post Office opened around 1924.The East Kew Maternal and Child Health Centre, in Strathalbyn Street, Kew East, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Opened in December 1925, it is the earliest purpose-built and intact baby health centre in the state. ## Street names Windella Road was originally named Balfour Road, after Kew resident and politician James Balfour. It was renamed to Windella Avenue, after Balfour's residence Windella, due to the similarity of the former name to that of nearby Belford Road. Longstaff, Leason, McCubbin, Newbury, Frater and Lister Streets are all named after Australian painters. # Weather # Things to do

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