Named after Sir John McEwen 1900–80, who served as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia for three weeks 1967–68.
McEwen covers an area of 10 675 sq kms from Seymour in the north to Powelltown in the south, and from Woodend in the west to Alexandra in the east. The main towns and localities include Alexandra, Broadford, Diamond Creek, Eildon, Gisborne, Healesville, Lancefield, Hurstbridge, Kilmore, Macedon, Marysville, Riddells Creek, Romsey, Seymour, Wallan, Warburton, Whittlesea, Woodend, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yea.
Cattle grazing, wool growing, forestry, market gardening, wines, sawmills, dairying, various small businesses and tourism.
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