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Narre Warren Melbourne Victoria Australia

Located some 38km south-east from central Melbourne, Narre Warren is part of the City of Casey which was formed in 1994 when a major reshuffle of the metropolitan local government areas was enacted.

Narre Warren - Aboriginal History

Named comes from the Aboriginal ' Nerre Nerre Warrene', believed to mean ' little hills'. In the first part of the 19th century, the Colonial Secretary approved a large area alongside Dandenong Creek at Narre Narre Warrene to be secured as the site of anAaboriginal Protectorate and for the Native Police Reserve. Here the Aboriginal men of the Native Police Force were allowed to hunt, fish and work the gardens but were required to forgo all other tribal activities except for those activities that would benefit the police in their work which entailed defending settlers against Aboriginal freedom fighters. The requirements of the job included not mixing with any other indigenous persons who was not in the Native Police. The Narre Narre Warren Protectorate Station was designed as an early attempt to integrate the indigenous people away from their own nomadic hunter-gatherer culture and into that of the sedentary white settler.

Narre Warren - History

Along with the sister Princes Highway town of Berwick, Narre Warren was a cluster of rural Victorian communities; the first settlers in the Narre Warren area were pastoralists and farmers, the fertile black soil was particularly suited to potatoes and grain and the Port Phillip Farmers' Society was established as oldest agricultural collective in Victoria in 1848.

Narre Warren -Today

Narre Warren is no longer a separate small community serving early travellers between Melbourne and the Gippsland region; all the communities from the Dandenong Rages to the Western Port are now part of the municipality of greater Melbourne. Today Narre Warren is part of the broad multicultural population of greater Melbourne, which is expected to be home to some 300,000 souls by 2025.

Narre Warren- Attractions

The Narre Narre Warren Protectorate Station is now one of the few physical remains of 19th century Aboriginal Reserves in Victoria.Narre Warren has excellent access to the attractions of Melbourne: the MCG, Melbourne theatres and shows, Melbourne shops and markets, especially the world famous Queen Victoria Markets; a cacophony of sounds, colours and taste with wonderful fresh foods and bargains in abundance.