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Darebin City

This inner northern municipality was created in 1994 by combining the former cities of Preston and Northcote (less Alphington), parts of the City of Coburg (West Preston, Reservoir), and the Mont Park-Bundoora Health Precinct of the former City of Heidelberg and the former Shire of Diamond Valley. Bounded by Darebin Creek to the east and Merri Creek to the west, Darebin includes the suburbs of Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury, and parts of Alphington, Bundoora, Fairfield and Macleod. With one of the largest municipal populations in Melbourne, over a third of its residents are overseas-born. The name derives from an Aboriginal word thought to mean swallows.

Jill Barnard