Donnybrook and Kalkallo

Donnybrook is a rural area with a small residential community near the Merri Creek, 33 km north of central Melbourne. There have been two places called Donnybrook. The present one is the second, created when the railway line, 3 km east of the Hume Highway, was opened in 1872. It took its named from the first Donnybrook, which was on the Hume Highway, and which is now called Kalkallo.

Both places are in the Parish of Kalkallo, which was the name of an estate of W.J.T. (Big) Clarke, the name thought to be Aboriginal for bug trees or tomahawk.

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