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Photograph - 'The Murray', by A.J. Campbell, Echuca, Victoria, 1894 Image Reg. No: MM 20507

Summary:
Image of houseboats on the Murray River, taken by A.J. Campbell in the 1894. Part of a large collection of images depicting mainly aspects of the natural environment of south-eastern Australia, created by Archibald James Campbell between 1890 and 1915.
Description Of Content:
A number of boats moored in the Murray River. Most are paddle steamers although there us a barge in the foreground.. There is a row boat moored between it and the bank. A man sits on the bank. In the background the Echuca jetties are visible. The river level is very low. The paddle steamers are the: "Rothbury". "Nile" and "Pride of the Murray". The barge is the "Kyuna".
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10.5 cm (Height), 15 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: barges, jetties, paddle steamers, river transport, rivers
Themes this item is part of: A.J. Campbell Collection, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: paddlesteamers
Original Caption: Echuca and Surroundings. The Murray - 'The River's Down'
Organisations Depicted: Murray River
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions
Place & Date Depicted: Echuca District, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, 1894

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Frank Tucker Posted on 22 May 2010 4:11 PM
The barge is the Wyuna

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