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Located on the Murray River just north of the Victoria border, the town of Euston grew from the site of Boomiarcool station, established by Edmund Morey in 1846. Named after Euston Mansion in Suffolk, England, the riverside town flourished as a trading port in the 1800s with barges transporting locally produced wheat and wool.
Although only officially named a town in 1885, as river trade was replaced by road and rail transportation in the late 1880s, the town of Euston went into a slow decline. The only remaining building from this prosperous time of Euston's past is the recently restored Court House which was built in 1850 and now serves as a museum.
Agricultural and livestock farming remain an important element of the Euston economy, with vineyards now comprising a great deal of the surrounding farming land. Tourism has also proved a lucrative industry for Euston, with the town famed for its excellent fishing spots and riverside camping areas.