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Truganina

Truganina is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melton and Wyndham local government areas.

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  • Area:46.786 km2
  • Elevation:38 m
  • Population:20,687
  • Local Government Area:Wyndham City Council

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Truganinais a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Cities of Melton and Wyndham local government areas. The suburb is believed to be named after Truganini, who is generally accepted as the last full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian woman, as she had visited the area for a short time. Truganina is a rapidly growing suburban area with Truganina recording a population of 20,687 at the 2016 census. It is bordered roughly by the Skeleton-Waterholes Creek to the west; Boundary Road to the north; Foundation to the east and the Federation Trail to the south. It is home to the A-League club Western United. # History Truganina Post Office opened on 12 June 1878, closed in 1895, reopened in 1902 and closed again in 1942. The nearby Tarneit Post Office opened in 2008 to serve the area.In 1969 bushfires claimed about 60 houses in the area. # Weather # Things to do

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