Laen is a rural locality in the Wimmera region, 20 km south-west of Donald and 45 km south-east of Warracknabeal. It was named after a pastoral run west of Donald, taken up in 1845 by Wedge and Co, comprising four brothers who included the Tasmanian pastoralist John Helder Wedge who was a member of John Batman's Port Phillip Assocation (1835). It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word meaning good or sweet.

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