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- A Place & Date Depicted Lachlan River, Australia
Negative - Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1878 Reg. No: MM 6384
- Possibly depicts the paddlesteamer Melbourne, built at Echuca in 1865 for the Victorian Government using imported components. It was the second of three vessels with this name to operate on the Murray River and was unusual in being one of the few stern-wheelers on the Murray-Darling River system. The PS Melbourne operated as a snagger and works vessel both along the Murray and on smaller tributaries such as the Goulburn and Lachlan Rivers. After over 50 years service its engines and boiler were removed and the Melbourne was converted into a barge.
- Description Of Content:
- Unidentified stern-wheel paddlesteamer tied up at the bank of the Lachlan River. It is believed that the photograph shows the Victorian Government workboat the PS Melbourne.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mr J. Goodwin, 1988
- The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
|Tagged with:||paddle steamers, rivers, womens clothing|
|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 - inland rivers|
|Organisations Depicted:||Lachlan River|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White; 35 mm|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia, 1878
Attributed to Anglo- Australian Photo Company - needs reserach
|References:||Identification by Frank Tucker, 02/05/2010.|