Boundary Bend, Victoria

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Boundary Bend
Victoria
Murray River at Boundary Bend.jpg
Murray River at Boundary Bend
Boundary Bend is located in Rural City of Swan Hill
Boundary Bend
Boundary Bend
Coordinates 34°43′0″S 143°09′0″E / 34.71667°S 143.15000°E / -34.71667; 143.15000Coordinates: 34°43′0″S 143°09′0″E / 34.71667°S 143.15000°E / -34.71667; 143.15000
Population 254 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3599
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Swan Hill
State electorate(s) Mildura
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Boundary Bend:
New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales
Lake Powell Boundary Bend New South Wales
Wandown Kooloonong Narrung

Boundary Bend is a small town in the state of Victoria, Australia. It is near the junction of the Murray River and Murrumbidgee River. It is located about 50 kilometres east along the Murray Valley Highway from the twin towns of Robinvale in Victoria and Euston in New South Wales, about 90 km north of Swan Hill. At the 2011 census, Boundary Bend and the surrounding area had a population of 254.[1]

The access to the junction of the two rivers is down a track off the highway. It was at this point that Captain Charles Sturt and his party of explorers first sighted the Murray River in 1830. They had travelled down the Murrumbidgee, and continued downstream along the Murray in their whaleboat.

Boundary Bend Post Office opened on 6 April 1923.[2]

For many years, there were two Paddle Steamer hulls located just underwater on the southern bank of the Murray River. These were the Canally and the Hero. Both hulls were raised and removed for restoration in December 1997.[citation needed] The PS Hero was restored to operation at Echuca. The PS Canally is undergoing restoration based at Morgan.[3][4]

Boundary Bend is popular for its fishing and relaxed lifestyle.

Many returned soldiers from the First World War were allocated farming blocks to the south of the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Boundary Bend (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Lush, Kerrie (25 November 2013). "PS Canally refloated". ABC Riverland. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "PS Canally". Mid Murray Council. Retrieved 1 January 2017.