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Mel·bourne

 (mĕl′bərn)
A city of southeast Australia southwest of Canberra. Settled in 1835, it was the seat of the Australian federal government from 1901 to 1927. It is now the capital of the state of Victoria.

Melbourne

(ˈmɛlbən)
n
(Placename) a port in SE Australia, capital of Victoria, on Port Phillip Bay: the second largest city in the country; settled in 1835 and developed rapidly with the discovery of rich goldfields in 1851; three universities. Pop: 4 246 345 (2012)

Melbourne

(ˈmɛlbən)
n
(Biography) William Lamb, 2nd Viscount. 1779–1848; Whig prime minister (1834; 1835–41). He was the chief political adviser to the young Queen Victoria

Mel•bourne

(ˈmɛl bərn)

n.
1. 2nd Viscount, Lamb, William.
2. the capital of Victoria, in SE Australia. 3,081,000.
3. a city on the E coast of Florida. 59,690.
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Noun1.Melbourne - a resort town in east central Florida
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Melbourne - the capital of Victoria state and 2nd largest Australian city; a financial and commercial center
Victoria - a state in southeastern Australia
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The gold rush meant that within five years, 10,000 Europeans had flocked to find their fortune Down Under in Marvellous Melbourne.
However, a recession was hitting the town, signalling an end to the marvellous Melbourne boom time.
The Mulini Press has published three stories, from her favourite locales of the goldfields, the bush, and marvellous Melbourne.