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Healesville is a town in Victoria, Australia, 52 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2016 census, Healesville had a population of 7,461. Healesville is situated on the watts river, a tributary of the Yarra River. The creation of a railway to the more distant Gippsland and Yarra valley goldfields in the 1860s resulted in a settlement forming on the watts river and its survey as a town in 1864. It was named after Richard heals, the premier of victoria from 1860–1861. The post office opened on 1 May 1865. The town became a setting off point for the woods point goldfield with the construction of the Yarra track in the 1870s.

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