Saturday, 21 August 2010

By Jason Dowling
CHADSTONE shopping centre? Espresso machines? Football; horse races; or the Hoddle Grid - what has made Melbourne the city it is today? Melbourne will soon celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Enterprize sailing up the Yarra River to create a settlement on a spot described months earlier by John Batman as ''the place for a village''. In the ensuing years, physical, political and cultural events have forged the present-day city of 4 million that stretches 100 kilometres east to west.


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