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City of Whittlesea

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The City of Whittlesea is located in Melbourne's north, 30 minutes or 20km from the Melbourne CBD and 17 minutes from the Melbourne Airport. The Metropolitan Ring Road provides direct freeway links to airports, docks and central Melbourne.

It is an enterprising municipality building jobs, services and recreational opportunities to match booming residential growth.
It offers a unique blend of city comfort and country hospitality.

Before European settlement, the Aboriginal people of the Wurundjeri wilam clan lived on the land that now forms the City of Whittlesea and the northern suburbs of Melbourne. They lived on the offshoots of the Yarra River - along the Merri, Edgars and Darebin Creeks - the Plenty River and the Maribyrnong River.

There are currently between 1000 and 1500 Wurundjeri wilam people living in Victoria.

Many of the names in the City of Whittlesea were inspired by the Wurundjeri culture and traditions:
Bundoora - Keelbundoora was a young boy present at the signing of the Batman Treaty
Yan Yean - young boy (derived from yan yan)
Mernda - young girl (derived from murnmurndik)
Wollert - possum (derived from walert)
Merri - place of many rocks
Wallan - spherical/round (derived from walen-walen)


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