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Junortoun is a suburb of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The suburb is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the Bendigo city centre along the McIvor Highway. At the 2016 census, Junortoun had a population of approximately 3,200.The original inhabitants of Junortoun were the Dja Dja Warrung people who lived throughout the Loddon Valley for thousands of years prior to European settlement. It was originally established as “Homebush”, centred around the Homebush Estate. The name was changed to Junortoun around 1912 to avoid confusion with Homebush, New South Wales.Junortoun includes the Coolock campus of Catholic secondary school Catherine McAuley College. The campus was originally established in 1954 by the Vincentian Fathers, in 1977 governance changed to the Marist Brothers, and in 1983 governance changed to a partnership of the Sisters of Mercy and the Marist Brothers. In January 2013, the campus became the sole governance of the Sisters of Mercy.