Macedon is a town on the Calder Freeway between Melbourne and Bendigo in the Macedon Ranges in central Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the Shire of Macedon Ranges at the foot of Mount Macedon, a 1,013-metre peak to the north. The Post Office opened on 15 March 1859 and was known as Black Forest until 1870. In February 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires swept through the area, destroying many houses. As of 2009, the town is serviced by the Macedon railway station on the Bendigo railway line. Macedon has a primary school, which was once attended by wartime Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin.
The town is associated with tourist and sightseeing activities and the popularity of the town has been aided by the area being featured in "Picnic at Hanging Rock", the 1975 mystery movie based on the novel of the same name.
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