Murrumbeena, a residential suburb, is 15 km south-east of central Melbourne. It was named after the north-south Mirambena Road (the suburb's western boundary), that name dating from about 1862. It is surmised that the road's name derived from an Aboriginal expression meaning belonging to you, welcome, or land of frogs, or referring to an Aboriginal member of the native police. The spelling was changed to the present name soon after the railway station opened in 1877.

Subscribe to Murrumbeena