Photographs of river boats [PRG 1258/1] • Photograph

'Argo' (barge) on the Murray River

'Argo' (barge) on the Murray River

The 'Argo' barge stripped. [This photo was taken after the barge was sold to Ian Martin of Mellool Station. She was on her way to Swan Hill. (Information supplied by Frank Tucker)].

P.S. Ariel and barge, Wilcannia

P.S. Ariel and barge, Wilcannia

The 'Ariel' paddle steamer and barge.

Ariel

Ariel

The 'Ariel' tied up to bank.

PS 'Ariel' raising sunken barge below Mannum

PS 'Ariel' raising sunken barge below Mannum

'Ariel' being used to raise 'Cumberoona', which is without its paddle, with the barge 'Stella' on left (the caption provided for this image by Harry Godson). See 'History' note in 'More info' for information that disputes this.

Australien tied up for the season

Australien tied up for the season

The 'Australien' tied up for the season.

Australien

Australien

The 'Australien' towing two barges.

Australien on the Upper River Murray

Australien on the Upper River Murray

The 'Australien' on the banks of the upper River Murray, with children and passengers.

P.S. Australien

P.S. Australien

The 'Australien' returning from Yarrawonga, 1937, carrying car as cargo with family group on upper deck. According to a researcher, the people are Captain King and family with their Hudson car. Daughter Thelma is reported to have grown up onboard the 'Australien' but never learnt to swim. The 'Australien's last major work was building the weirs on the Murray in the 1930s. She held the record - 10 days - for the fastest run up and back on the Darling river. She sank near the weir on Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga in around 1962.

Austria

Austria

The 'Austria', small paddle boat, tied up to bank.

Austria at Echuca

Austria at Echuca

The 'Austria' with rowing boats at river bank, opposite Echuca Wharf.

Austria with P.S. Maude

Austria with P.S. Maude

The 'Austria', small paddle steamer, with P.S. Maude and other small unidentified paddle steamers. A researcher believes that the unidentified steamer in this photo is the P.S. Fairy.

Austria on Lachlan River

Austria on Lachlan River

The 'Austria', small paddle steamer on the Lachlan River.

Avoca at Milang Jetty

Avoca at Milang Jetty

The 'Avoca' at Milang jetty 188-, with numerous paddle steamers and barges either side of jetty.

Avoca

Avoca

The 'Avoca' paddle steamer on the river.

Avoca, Mildura

Avoca, Mildura

The 'Avoca' at Mildura used as a local cruise vessel.

Avoca at Morgan

Avoca at Morgan

Showboat 'Avoca' arriving at Morgan. Messrs. Collins delivering her to Murray Bridge.

Avoca under bridge at Murray Bridge

Avoca under bridge at Murray Bridge

The 'Avoca' passing under railway bridge, Murray Bridge.

Avoca on Mildura slip

Avoca on Mildura slip

Showboat 'Avoca' on Mildura slip, 1964.

P.S. Bantam at Echuca wharf

P.S. Bantam at Echuca wharf

The 'Bantam' on the far right, with 'Paragon' barge, at Echuca Wharf,.

Barge 29 approaching Murray Bridge

Barge 29 approaching Murray Bridge

The 'Barge 29'approaching Murray Bridge with helmsman standing at wheel and flag flying. [Comment from F. Tucker: 'This has got to be the "D26" barge which Alan Moritz purchased at about this time at Echuca and brought back to Murray Bridge using an outboard as propulsion'].

Barge D26

Barge D26

Barge 'D26' looking derelict and part-submerged, supporting a passenger ramp and service pole, with unidentified river boat.

Barwon and barge at Berri

Barwon and barge at Berri

The 'Barwon' with its first shipment of 63 tons of dried fruit from 'Berri Packing Union'.

P.S. Barwon and barges

P.S. Barwon and barges

The 'Barwon' and barges. A researcher believes that the bridge in the background is not at Wentworth as first thought but is the Swan Hill bridge.

Barwon loading wheat

Barwon loading wheat

P.S. 'Barwon' and barge, loading wheat.

Barwon loading fruit

Barwon loading fruit

PS 'Barwon' and barge, loading fruit at Renmark.

Bejo

Bejo

The 'Bejo' formerly 'W.F.B.', formerly 'Eric'.

Bejo at Murray Bridge

Bejo at Murray Bridge

The 'Bejo' formerly 'W.F.B.', formerly 'Eric'.

Bessie

Bessie

The 'Bessie', small motor launch, being towed by truck and trailer.

Bessie

Bessie

'Bessie' motor launch.

Beta's engine

Beta's engine

PS Beta's engines removed to workshop floor.