Originally named Brooklea, Brooklyn is one of the suburbs whose industry (and sewers) helped to give the ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ of the late Victorian Era (and in Melbourne, it’s always the Late Victorian Era, the city having existed in a state more like undeath than life since at least 1957) the unkind but not inapt sobriquet of ‘Smellbourne’. But it was not always so.

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