Place:Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

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NameBelgrave
TypeSuburb
Coordinates37.9°S 145.35°E
Located inVictoria, Australia
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Belgrave is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Belgrave had a population of 4094, and the suburb is only 16 years younger than the Melbourne CBD.

History

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Belgrave was first settled in 1851.

Belgrave was named after an 1840s chapel in Leeds, Yorkshire, England; the name was carried by Mr and Mrs R.G. Benson when they came to Melbourne in 1856. Their sons, the Benson Brothers, settled in the Belgrave district in the 1870s. Though originally the area was known as "Monbulk" for the reservoir that lay near by, the town wasn't known as Belgrave until around 1903, and another suggested name for the town at that stage was Glassford. A Post Office opened in the area around 1904. Many men from Belgrave went to the two world wars, and there is a war memorial in Belgrave.

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