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Negative - Mildura District, Victoria, 1932 Image Reg. No: MM 4974

Description Of Content:
The paddle steamer 'Enterprise' moored in the Murray River near Mildura. There is a dinghy in the river beside the paddle steamer, the dinghy is suspended from beams across the bow of the steamer.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Hilda Creager, 1987
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: boats, paddle steamers, rivers, augie creager
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paddlesteamers
Organisations Depicted: Paddle Boat 'Enterprise'
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Mildura District, Victoria, Australia, 1932


Frank Tucker Posted on 02 May 2010 5:24 PM
The dinghy is in fact a fish punt. In this position it would not have fish in it. When live fish were placed in one of the punt's compartments it was then lowered into the water to keep the fish alibve. Different compartments for different fish, small holes to allow for fresh water flow ... too fast and the fish drown, not enough and they die because the watwer heats up and does not aerate.
Jocelyn Brown ne Creager Posted on 25 Sep 2012 4:24 PM
It is indeed a fish punt. Not a dinghy.
That is my brother Ken Creager on the punt. Ken born 28-11-1930
My mother Hilda Creager took the photo with a Six-16 "Kodak" Junior folding camera which had been given to her as a wedding present by August [Augie] Creager on their marriage.
The Enterprise was moored at Rufus River, NSW when the photo was taken. My father August Creager owned the Enterprise. He was a professional fisherman, as was my mother. The Enterprise was our home. It was a house boat, and had been used as a fishing vessel.
Jocelyn Brown Posted on 03 Apr 2014 10:02 PM
The Enterprise when the picture was taken by my mother was actually moored at Rufus River NSW just below the Lake Victoria regulator. The Rufus Creek joins the River Murray immediately below Lock 7.

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