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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, Greece, England and the former Yugoslavia, who brought with them traditional cultivation skills that helped to make Mildura the Australian food bowl it is today. Mildura was soon the main town of the district and in 1937 it officially became a city. Today, Mildura is a bright, thriving regional centre, and the surrounding Sunraysia district has a population of over 50,000.