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(3196, 28 km SE, Kingston City)

A small residential suburb on the east coast of Port Phillip Bay, Edithvale was known as Aspendale until 1920 when the Frankston line railway station was opened and named after Edithvale Road, which derived its name from John and Edith Greaves' 1850s Edithvale Farm. The area attracted population in the first decades of the 20th century, first as a beach resort and then as a permanent address for low-income earners seeking to buy cheap homes. The Edithvale wetlands, a sanctuary for native birds, are one of the few remnants of the Carrum Swamp, which extended over much of this district in the 19th century.

Jill Barnard