Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Euston
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Euston is a small rural town located just north of the NSW / VIC border on the Sturt Highway. The town is named after Euston, a mansion in Suffolk, England.

Nestled on the Murray River, the town is well-known for fishing and is close to several attractions including Yanga National Park, World Heritage Willandra Lakes and Mungo Natonal Park.

Euston grew on the site of the Boomiarcool Station, established by seventeen-year-old Edmund Morey in 1846 at what was then the western limit of European settlement. Initially the town was home to wool production and the town developed as a river port with a wharf, ferry, courthouse, police station, hotel, a boiling-down works, wool-scouring plan & eucalyptus factory. Euston was proclaimed a town in 1885, but nearly disappeared completely when river trade declined. The constriction of a railway and road bridge across the Murray River joined the town to nearby Robinvale in Victoria and helped to prevent the demise of Euston.


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NEW Euston Town Centre:
Main Street in Euston, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Murray River:
The Murray River forms a picturesque backdrop to the town and also the NSW-Vic Border, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Murray River:
The Murray River forms a picturesque backdrop to the town and also the NSW-Vic Border, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats, Euston

Last updated: 09-Dec-2020 19:35

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