Australian Towns & Cities
Victoria: Merbein
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Merbein, located on the Calder Highway in the state's northern Sunraysia region, is surrounded by vast citrus and vineyard plantations and set against the Murray River. The town was settled, similarly to Mildura, after extensive irrigation allowed the surrounding countryside to be properly farmed in the late 1800's and was originally named White Cliffs due to the distinctive colour on the cliffs along the Murray River. Acting as a satellite town to Mildura, Merbein essentially provides for the local community but retains a much quieter nature due to the limited services on offer for the tourist.

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Town Centre:
Looking south along Main Avenue (Calder Hwy) as it approaches Commercial Street, Merbein, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Town Centre:
Commercial Street, looking west between O'Brien and Railway Streets, Merbein, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats

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