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Lara

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Lara is a small city north of the City of Greater Geelong, 18 km north-east of the Geelong CBD, inland from the Princes Freeway to Melbourne. The explorers Hume and Hovell arrived at Lara on December 16, 1824, believing that they had reached Westernport Bay. They recorded that the Aboriginals described the bay as Djillong and land as Corayo, suggesting origins for the names of Geelong and Corio. The place become firstly named Kennedy's Creek however changed into also given numerous one-of-a-kind names along with Duck Ponds, Hovell's Creek, Cheddar, Swindon and Lara Lake. The place of Lara become no a number farms presently.

The railway although the town was opened in 1857 along side the nearby railway station, with numerous subdivisions then introduced. A Post Office opened on 1 March 1858 as Duck Ponds, renamed Hovell's Creek in 1872, and in the end Lara in 1884. The populace grew to a few hundred via 1890, and several facilities like schools and churches had been constructed, however a municipal water supply became now not completed until 1947. In January 1969, 17 people had been killed in bushfires which ravaged Lara. Most of the sufferers were trapped by the short-transferring grass fireplace at the same time as travelling on the Princes Highway.

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