Adelaide, Australia : Rigby | 1969
The Murray is one of the great rivers of the world, and like all great rivers it is rich in history. The bark canoes of Aborigines, the rowing boats of explorers, and the paddle-steamers of the great days of early settlement have all passed over some stretch of its 1600 winding miles from the Snowy Mountains to the sea. Its waters are the lifeblood of orchards, farms, and vineyards on its banks, and of communities hundreds of miles away; it has been highways to the interior, promise of wealth ti the pioneers, frontier between States in the years before Federation. The work of man have changed much of the Murray, destroying some of its natural beauty but sprinkling its banks with handsome towns and prosperous homesteads. The river and its people, its history and its largesse, blend into a heritage which is uniquely Australian. In this book, Ian Mudie gives a concise, colourful description of the main points of the Murray, and the text is illustrated by the delicate and perceptive sketches of Jennette McLeod.
62 p. : illus. ; 23 cm.
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