Highett is a mainly residential suburb 16 km south-east of Melbourne between Moorabbin and Cheltenham. The name comes from Highetts Road, the name of the railway station which was built when the line from Caulfield to Mordialloc was opened in 1881. Highetts Road is believed to have been named either after John Highett, a grazier and drover (1836) or William Highett, parliamentarian and local land owner (1850s).

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