Didn’t I say? Oops, sorry
I thought I had given enough clues. No it is not a secret.
I slipped into town after the AFL grand final. No fuss, no publicity.
Settled by white Europeans in 1835, Melbourne was first a home for the indigenous population (locally known as Kooris) for as much as 50,000 years prior. A major goldrush attracted world attention
in 1848 and a boom period ensued, which lasted nearly 40 years. It also gave the city its magnificent public architecture, gracious parks and opulent mansions. Established as the commercial headquarters
and seat of government, Melbourne was the birthplace of Australian Federation.
Melbourne climate is temperate and variable (all in one day) with no great extremes (really? Just what was that 12 degree Grand Final Day, & that Christmas Day that was 16 in mid summer, and the 42+ degree heat waves?_ ) and one of the lowest rainfall levels in Australia.
At 3.6 million, Melbourne’s population is just half that of Paris, but the Victorian capital is twice the geographic size of France’s and now occupies double the space it did when Daddy Cool recorded Eagle Rock in 1971.
while it is true I am in Melbourne I am a long way from the CBD.