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Sister City[edit]

This is just my memories of a childhood, but when I visited Echuca with my dad in my teens, I was studying Canada at school, and was really surprised to see on a sign as we entered Echuca that, apparently, Echuca was the sister city of Yellowknife, in Canada (which was, as far as I understood it, the capital of the Northwest Territories - the nature of things might be different, what with Nunavut coming up and all that). Anyway, I can't see any mention of this on this page - anyone closer to the source able to inform me if I'm just mistaken in my memory? --210.193.160.161 23:58, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

The sister city was Whitehorse, Yukon, capital of the Yukon Territory not Yellowknife - see here for details. It can certainly be incorporated into the article. Feel free to be bold and add it yourself. It's easy to edit a page (and surprisingly addictive). Cheers, Mattinbgn\ talk 01:03, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Sister city relationship with Whitehorse has ceased - see references. Sister city relationships are now with Shire of Campaspe and are correctly included on that page.--110.149.189.172 (talk) 06:28, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

A few points that can improve this article[edit]

"Echuca is a town (...)" - Better look that up... if it is a town, it's a bloody big one. All locals with a family history in the area insist on calling the place a "city". AFAIK Echuca has been a city since 1865.

Origin and growth - The paragraph on local aborigines, while a good read and from what the old folks around the place tell me is largely accurate, it really does need references. Especially "in the 1850s many Aborigines developed a taste for (...)and most tragically, alcohol"... Really? back in the 1850's (and even in the 1950's) all indigenous Australians weren't allowed access to alcohol. Surely there are some locally written history books that can be used for references.

"with more than a hundred pubs (hotels) rumoured to exist"... What a load of crap! either find a source to back that up or delete it.

"Echuca Airport is also located outside the town"... Who cares? Expand this with a proper sentence. eg, "servicing local enthusiasts, regional carriers and ambulance/emergency services (or whatever the hell it is they actually do out there)"

Riverine Herald - A newspaper is usually "PUBLISHED" or "PRINTED", not "MADE"! Also as a casual reader of this article may be interested in this, either source this sentence with a link to the riv's website or add their website under External Links. "it includes local & national news"... NATIONAL NEWS, are you sure?

Retailers - Remove this section, it's utter crap that contributes nothing to the article... It doesn't even list ANY of the numerous local businesses that have strong historical links to the area.

Notable People - Try to find some people to list that aren't footballers... What's that aboriginal artists name? (Williams?), he's a listed artist and quite a successful one. Have any pop/rock bands (or even/especially country singers) got their start in Echuca? ect, etc.

Fimmel is not from Echuca, he's from Kotta (a notable distance from Echuca).

Who the EFF is Sam Sheldon?! His player history doesn't seem to mention ANY local teams nor has he played any AFL games... there have been literally hundreds of locals play in the reserves side for various afl clubs, care to list all them here too?... didn't think so.

Basically, this article is close but it could be better. Start chatting with old folks about Echuca's history and then find books or newspaper articles to confirm their stories... you'll be surprised what you can learn. (ps, i'm not quite sure how to sign off on talk pages! I think its... JennyTalia1200 (talk) 11:20, 2 March 2010 (UTC) ...awesome!) JennyTalia1200 (talk) 11:20, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. Feel free to be bold and make any changes that you feel will improve the article yourself. You don't need to wait to be given permission, just jump in and do it! Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 19:19, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
Though one thing about Victoria is, they seem to class a location with 36,000 (LGA but with a urban population of 12,000) as a town unlike over the border (NSW) who define a population over 20,000 (LGA) as a city (Example is Griffith, New South Wales). According to land.vic.gov.au Echuca itself is a town. Bidgee (talk) 02:03, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

In Echuca's case, the term 'city' is linked more with the way in which their local government has been organised than with size. The old reference to Echuca being a "city" stems from the time before the Shire of Campaspe was formed. Echuca is now a town within that shire. Echuca was called a 'city' for a while (need to look up the dates) when it was self governing at the local level. Before this the area was known as the shire of Echuca and Echuca was a town within it. I suppose one source of confusion is that most self-governing towns (cities) are very large. Echuca wasn't and isn't. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rp.pp02 (talkcontribs) 21:48, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

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