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Other History and Heritage

10,000 years in the making.

Aboriginal Culture

With the Murray River as a constant source of food and water, Aboriginal people are believed to have lived in the Swan Hill region for the last 9,000 to 13,000 years. Original custodians of the land include the Latji Latji, Tati Tati, Wamba Wamba, Barapa Barapa and the Wadi Wadi clans.

Make sure you discover more about the region's rich and fascinating Aboriginal culture and history by visiting the Story Wall at the southern end of the lake in Lake Boga or the river walk in Swan Hill or visit the Aboriginal Ring Tree located just south of Tooleybuc, a fascinating example of a tribal territorial marker.

Discovery Trail

If you want to get out and about and discover the region for yourself, then drop into the Swan Hill Region Information Centre for a copy of the Swan Hill Discovery Drive CD. Simply pop it into your car CD player and follow the commentary around our region.

Listen to the history of each town as you pass through, hear local secrets from some of the region’s characters and take in the beautiful scenery, all at your own pace.