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Negative - Cliffs on the Parramatta River, New South Wales, circa 1875 Image Reg. No: MM 001167

Description Of Content:
Cliffs on the Parramatta River.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Edgar Bartrop, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: boats, cliffs, rivers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Natural
Tertiary Classification: rivers
Organisations Depicted: Paramatta River
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Parramatta River, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1875


Phil Murphy Posted on 02 Jun 2012 5:14 PM
This photo is not of the Parramatta River. I was the Natural Areas Manager for 10+ years at Parramatta and there are no sandstone cliffs of this nature on the Parramatta River especially when the River narrows to this width. The reach of the river at this type of width is dominated by shale based geology & soils. The only cliff is opposite CHarles Street wharf and this shale. Upstream where the river splits into Darling Mills & Toongabbie Creeks; Toongabbie continues through shale soils and has a width of 15-20m. Darling Mills Creek runs through sandstone country but is only 5-10 metres wide during low flows but may peak to 20metres, there are no cliffs of this natrue with standing water of this width.

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