Swan Hill was called "Matakupaat" or "place of the Platypus" by the Wemba Wemba people. The area was given its current name by explorer Thomas Mitchell, while camping beside a hill on 21 June 1836.
Swan Hill features a number of natural attractions, including the mighty Murray River, Lake Boga and Nyah Vinifera Park. There are also plenty of arts and cultural sites including the Pioneer Settlement, Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum, Swan Hill Town Hall and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Horticulture and metal manufacturing are prominent industries in the area, and is also quite popular with tourists.
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Crossing from New South Wales into Victoria on McCallum St at Swan Hill, 2003.
Image © Jamie Scugloa
1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats
Last updated: 02-Dec-2019 12:35
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