MILDURA

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.

The churches and the two central hotels being the only ‘old’ buildings that have survived the developers hammer.

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.

There is no Museum as such in Mildura.

The Mildura War Memorials are worthy acknowledgements and are spread around the cbd.

The city was planned by a California consultancy, hence the street names.

The Churches are a mix of modern and traditional.

The Grand is the only ‘pub’ in the cbd.O'Malley's is a tavern

The Workingman’s Club remains the dominant watering hole.

Mildura is a nice place and there is lots to do here and in the region. If wine is an interest a week will be required to enjoy.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course