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Yarrambat

Yarrambat is a town in Victoria, Australia, 24 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area.

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  • Area:15.345 km2
  • Elevation:196 m
  • Population:1,588
  • Local Government Area:Nillumbik Shire Council

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Yarrambat is a town in Victoria, Australia, 24 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area. Yarrambat recorded a population of 1,588 at the 2016 census. Yarrambat is located within Greater Melbourne, beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary. # History Prominent as a gold mining area in the late 19th century, much of the land was surveyed and cleared for farming once the mining boom subsided. The area was rich with local orchards including well known local farming family the Stuchbery's. Church services began in the area in 1884 with many denomination using the local schoolhouse. After purchasing land and working with local builders the St Michaels Anglican Church was officially opened on 21 February 1954. The Post Office opened on 1 March 1910 as Tanck's Corner and was renamed Yarrambat around 1928.It is unknown why the name was changed however Yarrambat is named from a Woiwurrung word meaning "high hills" or "pleasant views". The initial choice of residents was to rename the area Kanangra however it was decided it was too close to the Queensland township name of Kanungra. # Weather # Things to do Recently land has been allowed to be subdivided into 1 hectare allotments by the Shire of Nillumbik, with large prestige homes dotting the landscape. Yarrambat has become one of Melbourne's affluent north eastern suburbs due to many of its properties being constructed on large allotments within relatively close proximity to the City.

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