"Templestowe" redirects here. For the Victorian Legislative Council Province, please see Templestowe Province.
'Templestowe is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Manningham. It has a number of natural attractions, including ample parklands, contrasted with large, modern shopping malls.
The area today known as Templestowe has had two notable waves of human settlement. The first occurred circa 40000 B.C.E., its history being preserved in legend amongst the tribes of the Kulin nation via the dreamtime pathways. Most interpretations depict a pathway from the area today known as Port Phillip Bay along the Goulburn River, across "Blacks' Spur" at Healesville and down the Yarra River to what are now the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.The land to the east of Melbourne was acquired by The Crown early in the 19th century; the Wurundjeri people, who inhabited the Yarra River Valley and its tributaries, were granted "permissive occupancy"