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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.
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(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)


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

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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Summary: Melbourne [Australia], Apr 14 (ANI): One person was killed and three others were injured after a gunman fired at a group of people outside a night club in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday.
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(1) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; (2) Human Neurotransmitters Laboratory, Baker IDI, Melbourne, Australia; (3) Department of Physiology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; (4) Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; (5) Australian Centre for research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia; (6) University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UC-RISE), Canberra, Australia; (7) Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Kate O'Sullivan, from Raheny, Co Dublin, lives in Queens, New York, while her brother Shane has been in Melbourne, Australia.
MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- The head coach of the Kuwaiti football team, Faraj Nefa' has urged his players to put up a good fight during the coming match with South Korea in order to be able to advance to the next round of the 16th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup held in Melbourne, Australia.
Hardware manufacturing manager Jim Armstrong, 44, from Walker, lives in Melbourne, Australia. Left the UK: 1993.
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A native of Melbourne, Australia, Emerson earned a degree in electronic engineering from Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia.

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