Local Histories

The Millewa-Mallee region is rich with Aboriginal history and culture, from Mungo National Park to the history and connection of the Murray and Darling rivers. Learn more about our Connection to Country.

Enjoy a brief look into our region's rich connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, culture and history.


Hear from a number of local residents about what Connection to Country means to them. (Please note: This footage was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic)


Local artist Badger Bates (William Brian Bates) is well-known face in Sunraysia, with his artwork on display across the region. Included is a very important piece located on the banks of the Murray River along Mildura's Riverfront. Badger tells the story behind the sculpture in this video.