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Photograph - 'Snagging' the River, by A.J. Campbell, Echuca, Victoria, 1894 Image Reg. No: MM 20521

Image of a snagging operation on the Murray River, taken by A.J. Campbell in the 1894. This process of river management removed woody habitat from the river for ease of navigation. 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:
Winching logs into piles on the riverbank. The logs were snags within the river. A paddle steanmer, the "S.S.Wardell", is providing power for the winches.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 cm (Height), 15 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: firewood, paddle steamers, pulleys, 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: Snagging
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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