The small South Australian site of Bordertown established in 1852, is so name because it sits directly near the Victorian Border. Bordertown is where the Dukes Highway and the railway line, the two main routes between Adelaide and Melbourne, cross Titaria Creek. Titaria is the local Aboriginal word for Good Country. Poet Michael Haig says that, “with the main road passing through it, motorbikes parked out the front of the pub, gum trees line the road, Bordertown [is] a typical Australian country town,” once flourishing but now almost forgotten.
Bordertown is also the birthplace of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.