|Prahran (pronounced "pruh-ran"), also known colloquially as
a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 km south-east from
Melbourne's central business district. Prahran takes its name
Pur-ra-ran, a compound of two aboriginal words, meaning "land partially
surrounded by water" formed in 1837 by George Langhorne. The
proximity of the
Yarra River in the north and a swamp to the southwest (now Albert Park
Lake) explains that description.
Prahran was once the City of Prahran but has now been merged with the City of Malvern to form the City of Stonnington.
Chapel Street 1889
St Kilda Junction ca1900