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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Paddlesteamers on The River Murray

The PS Industry at Renmark South Australia

The River Murray is a very big part of the history of the opening up of Australia for trade via Paddle Steamers in Wool and Agriculture and provisions for settlers in the inland.In many Riverland towns in Victoria and South Australia you can go for a short trip on one of the resident paddlesteamers.
Many of them are very old and have been restored and maintained over the years.
I will add to this post as I find images and movies from my archives.
I am currently working on a video presentation of Murray paddlesteamers.
Below is a short clip of The Pride of The Murray penetrating the early morning fog at Echuca on the River Murray in Victoria.Echuca possibly has the largest collection of these iconic vessels.

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