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The Melbourne weekend home auction market continues to generally produce solid results for those sellers still happy to engage the winter market. Melbourne recorded its third consecutive weekend auction clearance rate above 70% on Saturday at 70.7% which although slightly lower than the previous weekends year-high 73.6%, remained well above the 55.2% recorded over the

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Melbourne has become one of the most fast-growing capital cities in the past few years. After Sydney, it’s typically one of the most expensive places to live in Australia. However, there are some suburbs surrounding the Melbourne CBD that are more affordable compared to others. If you’re looking to find a bargain, now is one

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Ten previously forgotten Aboriginal names for 19th century sites and suburbs of Melbourne have been recently unearthed at the Melbourne Museum. These include the names for Fitzroy (Ngár-go), Richmond (Quo-yung), Collingwood (Yálla-birr-ang) and Brunswick (Bulleke-bek). These names were in a cache of notes made by Alfred William Howitt, an anthropologist and Gippsland magistrate. His jottings

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If we think of the bluestone in Melbourne, we may first think of the famous cobbled laneways intersecting the urban grid. Initially, these laneways were used for the collection of night soil – human excrement collected at night from buckets or privies – and they are still useful routes for collecting rubbish and recycling bins.

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