Australia - Melbourne in the Past
Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by settlers from Launceston. It was named by the Governor of New South Wales in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. It was declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847 and became the capital city of the newly created Colony of Victoria in 1851. After federation in 1901, it was the interim seat of national government until 1927.
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