Melbourne is a city in Australia. Located at the mouth of the Yarra River and on the northern and eastern shorelines of Port Phillip Bay, in Australia's south-east, Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria.
Melbourne was founded by free settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement of Australia as a pastoral settlement situated around the Yarra River.
During the 21st century, Melbourne was the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne was a major centre of commerce, industry and cultural activity. The city was often referred to as Australia's 'sporting and cultural capital' and it was home to many of the nation's most significant cultural and sporting events and institutions. Melbourne was one of Australia's famous tourist destinations, with attractions such as the MCG (one of the country's premier pro-legue sporting venues), Crown Casino and Melbourne Aquarium.
During a meeting in HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6 on September 4, 2552, Colonel James Ackerson harshly criticised the SPARTAN-IIs. An angry Fleet Admiral Lord Hood commanded him to show them respect or else he would "personally kick him from here to Melbourne."
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