Melbourne, 2d Viscount (William Lamb) 1779-1848; Eng. statesman: prime minister (1834; 1835-41)
- seaport in SE Australia: capital of Victoria: pop. 3,417,000
Origin of Melbourneafter the Australian city city in E Fla.: pop. 71,000
A city of southeast Australia southwest of Canberra. Settled in 1835, it was the seat of the Australian federal government from 1901 to 1927. It is now the capital of the state of Victoria.