Swan Hill, Victoria
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria on the south bank of the Murray River. The population is around 11,000.
The area was given its current name by explorer Thomas Mitchell, while camping beside a hill on 21 June 1836.
The European community grew up around a punt river crossing, which was established as early as 1846. This crossing, the only one for 100 km, serviced the growing agricultural region.