Is the Australian city Melbourne still one of the wealthiest in the world?
I should know the answer because I'm from Melbourne.
For those who don't know Australian history: basically gold was discovered in Melbourne in the 1800s which resulted in a gold rush and rapid population increase. Melbourne then became the second biggest city in the world at the time, after London, and one of the wealthiest in the world.
Don't know if Melbourne is wealthy now?
- MarkLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
Yes; this is one reason there is a "(mostly friendly) disagreement" between Melbournians and Sydneysiders.
- Anonymous5 months ago
It's full of foreign cash.
- artherLv 58 months ago
The gold rush of the 1850's was in Ballarat , Ballarat is about 120 kilometers from Melbourne. Going by the number of homeless sleeping all over the streets the city must be broke.