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Located on the southern bank of the Murray River between Mildura and Swan Hill, Robinvale is a very pleasant township of some 2,000 people set amid local farms producing grapes, olives, carrots and almonds.

Riverfront Caravan Park, Robinvale, Vic by ibsut, on Flickr

The township is also a very popular camping destination with camping available on the banks of the Murray River. Due to one of the locks on the Murray River being just downstream, the river level in Robinvale is maintained at a level suitable for boating, water skiing and fishing.

The township is a relatively new one with the post office opening in 1924 and expanding as further irrigation resources were made available for the local farming communities. The town is named after George Robin Cuttle, a member of the RAF who was killed in action over France in 1918.  The Cuttle family (Herbert and Margaret Cuttle) were a founding members of the township.

Robinvale Hotel 006
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Robinvale Train Station 001
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Robinvale Roman Catholic School
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Robinvale Southern Cross Windmill
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Built in 1948, the Southern Cross windmill was used to pump water from the Murray and supply the town. The tower is 18.3 m high and the wheel 9.1 m in diameter. The windmill was donated to the township as a historical site by the last owner, W McGinty.

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The bridge from Robinvale to its sister town, Euston, on the New South Wales side of the river. The road bridge as built in 2006 and replaced a combined railway and road bridge which was constructed in 1943.