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Swan Hill Town Hall
Australia

Swan Hill is a town with a population of approx. 10,000 on the Murray River in Victoria, 338 kilometres north of Melbourne.

Before European settlement the area was inahabited by by the Wemba-Wemba and Wati-Wati people. Thomas Mitchell named Swan Hill while camping beside a hill in 1839.

The area around Swan Hill thrives mainly on farming and wine growing due to irrigation from the Murray river. A giant Murray Cod outside the train station is a monument to the big cod fish that had been caught in the river before irrigation and drought affected the river.

The town is a gateway to outback New South Wales and a popular tourist spot featuring a historic Pioneer Settlement Museum. It is believed that Burke and Wills planted a Moreton Bay Fig tree in the town which is now approx. 27 metres high and over 44 metres wide.

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Uploaded: 28/04/2009
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