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Kinglake

Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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  • Area:115.145 km2
  • Elevation:546 m
  • Population:1,536
  • Local Government Area:Murrindindi Shire Council

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Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Shires of Murrindindi and Nillumbik. At the 2016 Census, Kinglake had a population of 1,536. The town was one of the worst affected during the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. # History Gold was discovered in 1861 on Mount Slide to the east of the locality at an area which became known as Mountain Rush. A Mountain Rush Post Office opened on 7 May 1862, but closed in January 1863 as the miners moved to other locations.Kinglake township was established much later and was named after British historian Alexander William Kinglake, whose eight-volume history of the Crimean War had recently been completed.Kinglake Post Office opened on 14 May 1883. There was also an office at Kinglake East open from 1914 until 1950. # Weather # Things to do

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