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(3105, 12 km NE, Manningham City)

Bulleen is located opposite Heidelberg between the Yarra River and the Eastern Freeway. Frederic Unwin derived the name Bulleen from a Yarra billabong. Applied initially to his 1841 Special Survey, it was also the original name for the Shire of Doncaster and Templestowe. The district's proximity to Melbourne and its rural nature attracted John and Sunday Reed, whose farm Heide, established in 1934, was frequented by artists like Sidney Nolan and Joy Hester. The area remained rural until after World War II when housing began to replace dairy farms and orchards. Bulleen has Melbourne's third highest rate of home-ownership and has attracted many Italian-born residents, whose Veneto Club opened there in 1973.

Mary Sheehan