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Mitcham

Mitcham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District.

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  • Area:6.627 km2
  • Elevation:152 m
  • Population:16,148
  • Local Government Area:Whitehorse City Council

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Mitcham is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Whitehorse. At the 2016 Census, Mitcham had a population of 16,148. # History Mitcham was named after Mitcham Grove, a farm property that was owned by William Slater, who grew roses and herbs for perfumes and remedies. From its settlement in the 1860s, the Mitcham area was generally used for orchards, brickmaking and pottery. Mitcham Post Office opened on 1 June 1884. A Heatherdale Post Office opened in 1948 and closed in 1971. The Mitcham North Post Office opened in 1960.However, since the 1950s post war expansion, Mitcham has become a suburban area. # Weather # Things to do Schwerkolt Cottage is a pioneer cottage (circa 1880s), near the Yarran Dheran bushland park. The cottage and other buildings are now a local history museum. The cottage is surrounded by 2.25 hectares of gardens and bushland. The stone cottage has been restored to its original condition and furnished in a style of the period. The Opening Hours; Weekends and Public Holidays, 2.00pm-5.00pm and Group Tours by appointment on weekdays only.

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