Kalorama, Victoria


Kalorama, Victoria

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Kalorama
city = Melbourne
state = vic



caption = "Five Ways", Kalorama
lga = Shire of Yarra Ranges
postcode = 3766
pop = 1157 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC21363 | name = Kalorama (State Suburb) | accessdate = 2007-10-01 | quick = on]
area = 3.2
est =
propval = $322,500 [ [http://www.domain.com.au/public/suburbprofile.aspx?suburb=Kalorama&postcode=3766 Kalorama] , accessed 27 November 2006]
stategov = Monbulk
fedgov = Casey
dist1 = 42
location1= Melbourne
dist2 = 11
location2= Lilydale
near-nw = Montrose
near-n = Mount Evelyn
near-ne = Mount Evelyn
near-w = Mount Dandenong
near-e = Silvan
near-sw = Mount Dandenong
near-s = "Dandenong Ranges"
near-se = Silvan

Kalorama (from the Greek for 'beautiful view') is a suburb located in the northern Dandenong Ranges inside the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The township lies roughly 40 km east of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. It was first settled by Europeans in and around 1855 when Isaac Jeeves, Mathew Child and Jabez Richardson took up selections. The traditional custodians of the area are the Wurundjeri of the Kulin nation.

The Post Office opened on 1 October 1909 but was known as Hand's Corner until 1910 then Mount Dandenong North until 1926. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11
]

The area, renowned for its beauty, is the site of a famous lookout point named "Five Ways" whick overlooks Kalorama Park, Silvan Reservoir, the National Rhododendron Gardens, and the R.J. Hamer Arboretum. Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary, Olinda Falls, The Five Ways Galleries, and a range of tea-rooms, cafes and stores.

The forests of the region are dominated by various eucalypt species including Mountain Ash "(Eucalyptus regnans)", the tallest known angiosperm. The local wet sclerophyll forests form habitat for many species of native bird including the Superb Lyrebird "(Menura novaehollandiae)" which can be sometimes heard voicing its characteristic mimicry from the deeper gullies and south-eastern aspects.

The area has featured in the work of many Australian artists, including Sir Arthur Streeton.=References=

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