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Much of our area was built as part of the soldier settler program.  This refers to soldier settlement refers to the settlement of land throughout parts of Australia by returning discharged soldiers under schemes administered by the state governments after World Wars I and II.

Establishing a settlement

A number of squatters moved onto the land along the Darling and Murray rivers, expanding their holdings west from the Murrumbidgee area and north-east from South Australi...

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Loveday Internment Camp

During the years of 1941 to 1946 Internment camps were established throughout Australia to house ‘alien civilians’. They were German, Italian and Japanese civilians, whos...

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Discovering the Murray River

Explorer Captain Charles Sturt arrived in the area in the 1830's in the search for an inland sea. He entered the headwaters of a wide river, which he named the Darling. O...

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Post War Settlement

The region's diverse cultural and economic identity was firmly established following the arrival of the soldier settlers and the post-war migrants from Italy, Ireland, Gr...

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Martin Bend

Between 1880 and 1900, 107 paddle steamers and 101 barges operated on the South Australian section of the River Murray. There were many woodcutters camped along the banks...

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Transforming the Landscape

A major drought in Victoria from 1877 to 1884 prompted Alfred Deakin, a minister in the State Government and chairman of a Royal Commission on water supply, to visit the ...

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Establishing a settlement

A number of squatters moved onto the land along the Darling and Murray rivers, expanding their holdings west from the Murrumbidgee area and north-east from South Australi...

Loveday Internment Camp

During the years of 1941 to 1946 Internment camps were established throughout Australia to house ‘alien civilians’. They were German, Italian and Japanese civilians, whos...

Discovering the Murray River

Explorer Captain Charles Sturt arrived in the area in the 1830's in the search for an inland sea. He entered the headwaters of a wide river, which he named the Darling. O...

Post War Settlement

The region's diverse cultural and economic identity was firmly established following the arrival of the soldier settlers and the post-war migrants from Italy, Ireland, Gr...

Martin Bend

Between 1880 and 1900, 107 paddle steamers and 101 barges operated on the South Australian section of the River Murray. There were many woodcutters camped along the banks...

Transforming the Landscape

A major drought in Victoria from 1877 to 1884 prompted Alfred Deakin, a minister in the State Government and chairman of a Royal Commission on water supply, to visit the ...