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Malvern, Victoria, Australia

Malvern (/ˈmɔːlvən/) is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 8 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Stonnington.

The area of Malvern was first settled in 1835.

John Gardiner was one of its first settlers. A small hamlet known as "Gardiners Creek" (1851 Melbourne Postal Directory) was settled, but it diminished with the gold rush. The nearby creek was also named Gardiners Creek. Gardiners Creek Road (now Toorak Road) ran from South Yarra, east to the junction of Gardiners Creek and onto the Gardiner Homestead, which is now the site of Scotch College.

In the 1860s the Gardiners Creek Roads Board was the forerunner of the Gardiners Creek Shire that then became Malvern Council.

Malvern Post Office opened on 1 January 1860 on Glenferrie Road, near Malvern Road. In 1892 this was renamed Malvern North, when a new Malvern office on Glenferrie Road, near Wattletree Road, replaced the Malvern Railway Station office.

The then shire hall (later town hall) was built in 1886, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street and later extended.

Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust ran their first car out of Malvern depot on 30 May 1910.

Malvern is the original home of Malvern Star, once Australia's largest and most well-known bicycle manufacturer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvern,_Victoria

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