Travancore, Victoria

Travancore, Victoria

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Travancore, Victoria

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Travancore is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km north-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Moonee Valley. At the 2006 Census, Travancore had a population of 839. It is located between the Tullamarine Freeway and Mount Alexander Road, south of Ormond Road.

Travancore takes its name from the Travancore mansion and estate, a property owned by Henry Madden. Madden purchased the property, previously Flemington House, from the relatives of Hugh Glass in 1906 and renamed the property. Henry exported horses to India (hence the property is named after the Indian state of Travancore). When the land around Travancore mansion was sub-divided, many of the streets were named in keeping with the Indian theme, such as Lucknow Street, Bengal Street, Cashmere Street and Mangalore Street.

The Travancore mansion was purchased by the Victorian government and became a special education school. The original Flemington House/Travancore mansion was demolished in the 1940s. The area is now occupied by Travancore Mental Health Service.

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