|Area||0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Yarra Ranges|
|Federal Division(s)||Casey, La Trobe|
Permanent European settlement began with the building by a retired sea-captain, Robert W. Graham, of a log hut, Merrimu, hand-cut from the forest, using horizontal-slab wall construction, an adobe floor, weatherboards and a sapling/shingle roof. Now styled as the 'father of Sherbrooke', Graham named the area after his Canadian birthplace. He is also credited with discovering Sherbrooke Falls. A rough hut at the back of the house, with a delivery slot cut in the door, served as a post office from 1894 to 1920. Both the house and the post office building still stand.
Sherbrooke Forest, a cool temperate rainforest, is listed as endangered and is protected by the state's Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. It is a habitat of the tallest flowering plant in the world, Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), which can exceed 100 metres in height.
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