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Hobsons Bay City

This inner-western bayside municipality was created in 1994 by combining the former cities of Altona and Williamstown with parts of the former cities of Werribee (Laverton residential area) and Footscray (Kingsville South, Francis Street Wharf area). The city's name derives from its location on Hobsons Bay, the northern extremity of Port Phillip Bay. Captain William Hobson, Commander of HMS Rattlesnake, surveyed Port Phillip Bay and in 1837 Sir Richard Bourke ordered that its northern tip be named after him.

Jill Barnard