Gol Gol is a small township of 700 people located between Euston and Mildura. The name Gol Gol means ‘meeting place’ and was named by the local Aboriginal people. In 1886 the township was officially proclaimed and today it is an important regional centre for irrigated horticulture and viticulture.
The main population centre of the Murray Darling region is the rural city of Mildura (Victoria). With a district population approaching 60,000, Mildura is known for its food, wine, rich red earth and vast patchwork of vines. It was Canadian brothers George and William Chaffey in 1887 who established the first irrigation schemes in Australia right here in Mildura and in the neighbouring South Australian Riverland.
Mildura is the gateway to the Mungo National Park and the World Heritage Willandra Lakes. With a genuine claim as the birthplace of civilization and home to the world’s oldest known ritual burial and oldest living culture, scientists have uncovered artefacts dating back over 50,000 years across the last ice age.