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16-September-2013
16-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first two paddlesteamers to navigate the Murray River from Goolwa to Swan Hill

Location

Address:Monash Drive, Riverside Park, Swan Hill, 3585
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.338117
Long: 143.562425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event End Date:17-September-1853

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1977
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the first two paddlesteamers to navigate the Murray River from Goolwa to Swan Hill, arriving of September 17th, 1853.  Captain Francis Cadell in the P.S. "Lady Augusta"and Captain William Randell in the P.S. "Mary Ann"pioneered a system of river transport that was to become the lifeline of the settlers of the Murray - Darling river system

Source: MA
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