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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} The Victorian Government's Act No. 821, Railway Construction Act 1884, authorised the construction of 59<ref>Some sources give this figure as 66.</ref> new railway lines. Created by the Minister for Railways, Thomas Bent,<ref>http://www.emelbourne.net.au/biogs/EM01222b.htm</ref> and passed on 12 December 1884, it became notorious for the excessive number of inner-city railways it created, and received the nickname "the Octopus Act". The depression of the 1890s soon rendered many of these lines unviable.


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