Mildura is one of the fastest growing towns/cities in Victoria. Mildura is the Citrus Capitol of Australia. Grapes, oranges and associated fruits for as far as the eye can see. Mildura is a young modern centre and with modern planning principals at work. The down side for modern is there is no sense of history.
There are several theories as to the origin of the name Mildura. While it was the name of the sheep station, without precedent in the English language, most historians believe it to have originated from Indigenous Australian words. However the etymology of Mildura is not entirely certain as in several of the local dialects the words have different meanings.
Mildura was soon the main town of the district. Suburbs and new satellite towns sprang up. From the 1920s, a number of 'suburban' train services were established to Merbein and Red Cliffs. These were operated by railcars.
Post war Mildura experienced a large influx of migrants particularly from Mediterranean countries including Italy and Greece. Many of these migrants were attracted by the unskilled labour offered by the fruit picking industry.
In 1934 Mildura was officially proclaimed a city.