Carlton (VIC)

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Carlton is a suburb of Melbourne, (in Victoria), Australia, 2 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne.... Its boundaries are Melbourne University to the west, Princes Street to the north, Victoria Parade to the south, and Nicholson Street to the east. The suburb is well known for its "Little Italy" precinct on Lygon Street, for its Victorian architecture and its garden squares including the Carlton Gardens, the latter being the location of the Royal Exhibition Building, one of Australia's few man-made sites with World Heritage status. Carlton is thought to have been named after Carlton House, London. Carlton was founded in 1851 at the beginning of the Victorian Gold Rush, with the Carlton Post Office opening on 19 October 1865. Source: Wikipedia

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