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Macclesfield

Macclesfield is a town in Victoria, Australia, 47 km east of Melbourne's central business district.

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  • Area:28.89 km2
  • Elevation:199 m
  • Population:851
  • Local Government Area:Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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Macclesfield is a town in Victoria, Australia, 47 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The community facilities within Macclesfieldinclude the Macclesfield Rural Fire Brigade, Primary School, Macclesfield Hall and Macclesfield Community Church. The locality, which was named after Macclesfield in England, was brieflythe scene of mining activities after gold was discovered in Macclesfield Creek in 1865. The Post Office opened on 9 September 1891 and closed in 1974.The town is known for its rich soil used for growing flowers and potatoes, and its abundance of uncommon farm animals, such as goats and alpacas. It was featured in one of MMM Melbourne's suburban songs performed by "The Scared Weird Little Guys". # History # Weather # Things to do

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