Swan Hill

/swɒn ˈhɪl/ (say swon 'hil)

noun
a city in north-western Victoria, on the Murray River; commercial centre for a productive irrigation district.
Swan Hill lies in territory traditionally inhabited by the Wembawemba people. Squatters were in the district from 1836. Tyntynder station was occupied in 1846 by the Beveridge family, who built a log cabin in the same year; it was faced with brick in 1850 (possibly the first use of brick veneer in Australia). In 1851 Frances Cadell left from the site of Swan Hill to survey the Murray River for steamer traffic; the first paddle-steamers from SA reached here in 1853. The town grew up around the punt crossing (which operated until 1896) and became a busy river port. Further growth followed the arrival of the railway in 1890 and the opening of the district to closer settlement. The Swan Hill Irrigation and Water Supply Trust was set up in 1890 and taken over by the Victorian government in 1906. Today the irrigation area produces fodder crops, stone and citrus fruit, and grapes, while wheat is the main crop in the wider region. Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, established at nearby Horseshoe in 1963 as a tourist attraction, recreates a working river port of the 1860s–90s period.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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