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People

The people who established the town and surrounding farms included Germans who moved from South Australia, Scots and Irish. Farms were developed for grazing and wheat growing. Chinese later established market gardens.

These days, along with wheat, the region produces oilseed, peas and pulses, as well as olives and olive oil.

Dimboola people are a dynamic group, involved in developing the social, economic, educational, sporting and recreational opportunities of the region.

In the 2001 Census about 1500 people lived in Dimboola, with more recent arrivals from England, Scotland, Germany, Holland and the Philippines.

The Wotjobaluk people have lived in the area for a long time. In 2005 their Native Title rights to hunt, gather, fish and camp according to traditional laws and customs on Crown reserves along much of the Wimmera River were recognised.

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Dimboola and District Historical Society