University of Melbourne
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located in Melbourne
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. Founded in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia
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and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is located in Parkville
Parkville is an inner city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2006 Census, the population was 4,980....
, an inner suburb just north of the Melbourne CBD
Central business district
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. The university also has several other campuses located across Victoria.