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Glen Iris is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government areas are the Cities of Boroondara and Stonnington. At the 2011 Census, Glen Iris had a population of 24,948.Glen Iris has been Melbourne's geographical centre of population since the 1990s.HistoryCaptain Thomas Henderson, of the Royal Navy, arrived in Melbourne on a ship called Iris in 1850. He acquired a property bounded by Gardiners Creek, High Street and a line extending Summerhill Road to Gardiners Creek. The property was advertised for sale as Glen Iris, in 1852. Robert Kent, a subsequent owner of the Glen Iris homestead, suggested a Mechanics' Institute be established, but it was never completed. A Wesleyan church was established in 1865 and in 1871 land was granted for an adjacent school (now Glen Iris Primary School). By the 1880s reference was made to the Township of Glen Iris. Glen Iris Post Office opened on 28 August 1890. A Glen Iris Upper Post Office was open from 1947 until 1994.Glen Iris is in Stonnington. Plan your tour of Glen Iris and Australia travel itinerary using our Australia trip planner .
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