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View of the River Murray, near Echuca, showing the Railway Wharf with steamers unloading
(c. 1876)

Medium
albumen silver photograph
Measurements
13.4 × 18.8 cm
Inscription
printed in ink on support l.c.: VIEW ON THE RIVER MURRAY, NEAR ECHUCA, SHOWING THE RAILWAY WHARF WITH STEAMERS UNLOADING. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 7. / VIEW ON THE RIVER MURRAY, NEAR ECHUCA, SHOWING THE RAILWAY WHARF WITH STEAMERS UNLOADING. / The rapidly increasing traffic on the River Murray, with wool, timber, and other colonial produce, has called / into requisition no less than 400 steamers and over 1000 barges. To meet this growing emergency the Victorian / Government has expended several thousand pounds in the erection of a Railway Wharf which during the wool- / season presents a very busy scene, the crowded steamers laden with precious clip taxing to the utmost the / powers of the Railway Department in the process of unloading. The River here is about a quarter of a mile wide, / and is from 60 to 70 feet deep.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.l.: J.W. FORBES, Agent,
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.: ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY, MELBOURNE.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.r.: 10 Temple Court, Collins Street West.
Accession Number
PH106.7-1988
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display

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