Yan Yean

Yan Yean, best known for its domestic water reservoir, is on the Plenty River 30 km north of Melbourne. According to Bunce's Language of the Aborigines of the Colony of Victoria (1859) Yan Yean is an Aboriginal word for bachelor, boy or unmarried (Yan Yean is recorded as an initiation place). The location of the reservoir was a swamp, and Yan Yean was known as Ryder's Swamp until the 1850s.

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