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Melbourne (144.962E 37.813S) is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia and one of Australia's most important ports, with a total population of about 1,077,000 persons. It is located on the Yarra River near its mouth on Hobson's Bay. There was a military airfield nearby, at Laverton.
The city was headquarters for the Australian Army,
and when war broke out it was defended by 1 Armored Division (a
training cadre), 2 Cavalry Division,
and 3 and 4 Divisions. The latter
three were militia formations.
Temperatures: Jan 78/57, Apr 68/51, Jul 56/42, Oct 67/48, record 114/27
Rainfall: Jan 9/1.9, Apr 13/2.3, Jul 17/1.9, Oct 14/2.6 == 25.7" per annum
Pearce and Smith (1990)
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