I know these facts:
• Melbourne is the capital of Victoria
• It is the only city in the world that has five international sporting facilities. Three of these have retractable roofs. They are; MCG, docklands stadium, Rod laver arena, Hisense arena and Olympic park!
• Melbourne’s famous tramway is the largest in the largest outside Europe and 4 largest in the world. It is 244 km long of tracks and 450 trams.
• The Melbourne’s scientists have been leaders in developing some of the world’s best biotechnology including Relenza, Relaxin and the bionic ear.
• Melbourne’s population is nearly 4.25 million!
• Founded in 1835 by immigrants from Launceston in Van Diemen’s Land.
• The area is 8806km squared and has an elevation of 31 metres.
* The National Gallery of Victoria has the world's largest stained glass ceiling it is 51 metres long by 15 metres wide
• Their time is 2 hours behind us.
• Melbourne was going to be called Batmania named because of John Batman the Aussie born colonist who was one of Melbourne’s first founding fathers!
• The MCG is now located further away from the river where it originally was built because it was in the way of Victoria’s first steam train track and it kept flooding! They even had to advertise for the return of their changing rooms because it floated downstream on a number of occasions!
• The parking at Queen Victoria market is built on the site of Melbourne’s original cemetery! This happened in 1917 when the market was being extended! Approximately 900 named “celebrity” graves were moved but it is thought that there is still about 9000 graves under the car park!
• The RSPCA says that Melbourne is officially the fox capital of the world with between 6 to 23 foxes per square km in the urban part of the city. This is compared to 4 to 6 foxes per square km in country Victoria. There also is approximately 13 sheep to 3 people per square km!
• AFL began in Melbourne in 1858 as a winter sport for cricketers fit during winter!
• Melbourne was the capital of Australia for 26 years before Canberra was built. It was capital from 1901 to 1927.
• In 1891 Victorian women took to the street to fight for a vote in politics. They made a petition of 30,000 signatures and was 260 metres long when completed. It was made using pages with signatures on and glued them to rolls of fabric! This petition was named the monster petition!
• Victoria has people from over 200 countries speaking 230 different languages!
- Melbourne is capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria and the second most populous in Australia.
- The area of Melbourne is 8,806 km2
- Melbourne was founded in 1835.
- Some of the popular tourist attractions in Melbourne are The Crown Casino, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum
(Which tells the story of the icons and personalities that have shaped Melbourne) and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
- The population of Melbourne in the metropolitan area is 4,246,345.
- People who live in Melbourne are called Melburnians.
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Hi these are some of the facts I gathered about Melbourne
-Originally Melbourne was called Batmania after John Batman the Australia born colonist who was one of Melbourne's founding fathers.
-Melbourne was first established in 1853.
-The record high in September is 31.4 degrees Celsius and the record low in September is -0.5 degrees Celsius.
-In 1956 Melbourne hosted the first Olympic games in the southern hemisphere.
-Flinders street station is Melbourne's largest railway station.
- It was originally called Batmania because of John Batman, an Australian born colonist who was one of Melbourne's founding fathers.
-Vegemite was created in Melbourne, which is and was made in Melbourne only.
-Melbourne was founded in 1835.
-The Yarra river runs through the middle of Melbourne.
-The area of Melbourne is 8,806 km².
-It was called Melbourne after the British Prime Minister at the time: Viscount Melbourne.
-The city is the second most populated city in Australia
-Melbourne is home to the worlds largest tram network.
-Melbourne is the birth place of AFL, it was created in 1858.
Luna Park in St Kilda is the world's oldest amusement park under private management.
Vegemite was invented in a factory in Fisherman's Bend, near Port Melbourne.
Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, is said to be the second largest city in Australia, in terms of population
A person from Melbourne is called a Melburnian.
Here are a few facts on Melbourne:
-One of Australia's favourite spreads, Vegemite, was invented in Melbourne
-It is illegal to sing a rude song within earshot of anyone
-It is illegal to harness your dog or goat to a vehicle in a public place.
-Melbourne was the Capital of Australia between 1901-1927
-The world's largest gold nugget, weighing about 70 kilograms, was discovered about an hour's drive from Melbourne
-The world's first fully steerable telescope was installed in Melbourne Observatory in 1869
-The first surfing reserve in the world was Bells Beach, Victoria, in the early seventies
-Famous people from Melbourne include: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Shane Warne and John Marsden.
A couple of extras on Victoria:
State animal: Leadbeater's Possum
Motto: Peace and Prosperity
State Flower: Common Heath
State Bird: Helmeted Honeyeater
State Marine Animal: Weedy seadragon
State Colours: Blue and Silver
State Mineral: Gold
Facts on melbourne
Melbourne's famous tramway system is the largest outside Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It stretches along 244 kilometres (152 miles) of track and has 450 trams.
The National Gallery of Victoria has the world's largest stained glass ceiling - 51 metres (167.3 feet) long by 15 metres (49.2 feet) wide.
In 1869, the largest fully-steerable telescope the world had ever seen was installed at the Melbourne Observatory. Known as the Great Melbourne Telescope, the device boasted a reflector of 122 centimetres (48 inches).
The world's first feature film, the Story of the Ned Kelly Gang was filmed and made in Melbourne in 1906.
The first traffic lights in Australia were installed on the intersection of Collins Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne
Melbourne is the only city in the world that has five international standard sporting facilities on the edge of its central business district. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Olympic Park in Melbourne Park
In 1846, the famous grounds of the MCG were first located further downriver at present day Southbank, but had to move for a couple of reasons: it was in the way of Victoria's first steam train track and it kept flooding. The Melbourne Cricket Club even had to advertise for the return of their change rooms, which floated down the river on floodwaters on more than one occasion!
The RSPCA tells us that Melbourne is officially the fox capital of the world, with between 6 and 23 foxes per square kilometre in the urban area of the city.
Here are some differences between the two school
SUMNER: The values are sincerity, unity, respect, fairness, empathy and resilience.
GLENDAL: Their values are optimism, respect, persistence, co-operation and tolerance.
SUMNER SCHOOL'S HISTORY: In 1876, when Sumner had no water supply, no sewage and no postage the Sumner School was opened with a roll of nineteen students. In 2013 the roll is over 450.
GLENDAL SCHOOL'S HISTORY: In 1971 Glendal School was opened and is situated on 2.5 hectares of land in Glen Waverley, an eastern residential suburb of Melbourne approximately 20 km from the central business district.
MISSION STATEMENTS: Sumner School's is "Excellence and effort in a caring environment."
Glendal School's is "We aim to prepare our students so that they understand and appreciate different cultures and thrive within a global community."