Local tribes included the Latje Latje and Yerre Yerre.The first Europeans in the area arrived in 1857 and brought sheep to graze the rich pastures.
The population has been growing rapidly for several decades and most of the residential growth has occurred in the south-western and southern parts of the urban area.
The central business district is located at the northern end of the urban area, fronting onto the Murray River.
A form of kick and catch football is apparently being played in the background.
Many Aboriginal people lived around the site of Mildura because of the abundant food.
Other key crops produced in the district include citrus, almonds and dried fruit.