Photographs of Murray River places [PRG 1258/2] • Photograph

Bullock teams carting a record load of wool by wagon at Echuca

Bullock teams carting a record load of wool by wagon at Echuca

Bullockies posing in front of a record load of wool carted by bullock wagon, at Echuca.

The reef exposed opposite Echuca Wharf

The reef exposed opposite Echuca Wharf

The reef opposite Echuca Wharf, exposed in low water, with small screw launch 'Ethel May' stranded, a man wearing a suit, standing in the mud beside it.

Floodwaters over the bridge at Echuca

Floodwaters over the bridge at Echuca

Floodwater over the bridge at Echuca, 1909, with several men in small river boat on the right, and onlookers standing on the other side.

S.W. Minnie with passengers outside the flooded Echuca Town Hall

S.W. Minnie with passengers outside the flooded Echuca Town Hall

Small stern wheel paddle steamer 'Minnie" with passengers, outside the flooded Echuca Town Hall, during the 1912 flood. A man on a bicycle with water over the axles, leans on a picket fence.

The maiden voyage of P.S. Eric at Echuca

The maiden voyage of P.S. Eric at Echuca

P.S. Eric's maiden voyage at Echuca in 1913, with a mixed crowd on board, several people sitting on the river bank, and Echuca Wharf in the background.

Echuca during a flood with a group including children on a verandah

Echuca during a flood with a group including children on a verandah

Echuca during a flood with a group including children, standing on a verandah just above the flood water level, and several boys standing on a plank leading to a small embankment, 1916.

Shops under water during flood at Echuca

Shops under water during flood at Echuca

Echuca flood waters, 1917, showing shops inundated, and a man in a rowboat further down the street possibly salvaging goods.

The railway bridge at Echuca with wharf in distance

The railway bridge at Echuca with wharf in distance

Railway bridge, with Echuca Wharf in background.

Moama Wharf in the 1920s with a barge loaded with logs

Moama Wharf in the 1920s with a barge loaded with logs

Barge of logs opposite Moama Wharf, at low river level.

River life at Echuca, with small boats in foreground

River life at Echuca, with small boats in foreground

River life at Echuca, with small boats and paddle steamer in foreground and wharves on opposite bank.

Echuca Wharf showing its structure, with two barges tied up

Echuca Wharf showing its structure, with two barges tied up

Echuca Wharf in low water, clearly showing its wooden structure, two barges tied up, sheds and cranes above.

Echuca Wharf at low water without any shipping or activity

Echuca Wharf at low water without any shipping or activity

Long view of the Echuca Wharf, bare of activity and without shipping.

Outrigger barge loaded across with huge logs at Echuca

Outrigger barge loaded across with huge logs at Echuca

Outrigger barge loaded across with huge logs near Echuca bridge.

Hopwoods Ferry with the Pontoon bridge at rear at Echuca

Hopwoods Ferry with the Pontoon bridge at rear at Echuca

Hopwoods ferry with the Pontoon Bridge at rear, and a group of men including T.A. Freeman in white.

Early view of Hopwoods Ferry at Echuca

Early view of Hopwoods Ferry at Echuca

An early view of Hopwoods ferry at Echuca, with horses pulling a load of hay bales and a group of men watching.

Early view of Hopwoods bridge and punt at Echuca

Early view of Hopwoods bridge and punt at Echuca

Early view of Hopwoods pontoon bridge and punt at Echuca, carrying a horse team and dray, with passengers and onlookers.

Echuca wharf with large squares possibly canvas overhanging to dry

Echuca wharf with large squares possibly canvas overhanging to dry

Echuca Wharf with possibly canvas weather covers overhanging to dry, a solitary barge tied up below, and covered railway trucks behind the wharf.

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with a sternwheeler in foreground

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with a sternwheeler in foreground

Shipping at Echuca Wharf, with a sternwheel paddle steamer in foreground and other riverboats around the wharf region.

Rodney and barges loaded with wool at Echuca Wharf

Rodney and barges loaded with wool at Echuca Wharf

P.S. Rodney, with crew at the wheel and decks, with two barges alongside, loaded high with wool bales, at Echuca Wharf.

Shipping at Echuca Wharf in high water

Shipping at Echuca Wharf in high water

Shipping at Echuca Wharf, with stern view of several paddleboats and barges, all with covered cargo, at high water, with trees inundated at rear. A researcher has identified the paddle steamers as: Wanera in the foreground with Ulonga directly in front, and Oscar W in the distance.

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with covered cargo

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with covered cargo

Shipping with covered cargo, all along the Echuca Wharf, with several men standing on a barge in foreground, and onlookers on the wharf.

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with large weatherproof coverings drying

Shipping at Echuca Wharf with large weatherproof coverings drying

Shipping, Echuca Wharf. A researcher estimates an earlier date for this photo (1890-1905) and has identified the paddlesteamer as 'the Success'.

P.S. Alert steaming with barge under tow towards Echuca Wharf

P.S. Alert steaming with barge under tow towards Echuca Wharf

'P.S. Alert' steaming with barge under tow towards Echuca Wharf.

P.S. Nile, P.S. Australien and barges at Echuca Wharf

P.S. Nile, P.S. Australien and barges at Echuca Wharf

Distant side views of P.S. Nile and P.S. Australien and barges at Echuca Wharf, unloading wool.

Shipping at Echuca wharf area with exposed mud flat

Shipping at Echuca wharf area with exposed mud flat

One of the two boats on the left is the 'Alfred' (paddlebox, two cabins and stack are visible), and the other boat between the Alfred and the wharf is not identified. The central boat with barge is the PS 'Colonel'. The boats are at the Echuca wharf area, with exposed mud flat and reeds. The boats on the left had been tentatively identified as thu 'Ulonga' or 'Pevensey'.

Echuca Wharf showing the 'Dock' area

Echuca Wharf showing the 'Dock' area

Echuca Wharf showing the 'Dock' area, with river boats moored. According to a researcher the steamers - from left to right - are the Viola, Etona & Canally.

Echuca Wharf with several men standing near a loading crane

Echuca Wharf with several men standing near a loading crane

Echuca Wharf dock area, with unidentified river boats and a group of men standing near a loading crane.

Early view of Echuca Wharf showing its wooden construction

Early view of Echuca Wharf showing its wooden construction

Early view of Echuca Wharf, a man standing on the left, the wooden construction of the wharf visible down to the mud line, low water.

Low river with mud flats exposed opposite Echuca Wharf

Low river with mud flats exposed opposite Echuca Wharf

Low river level with mud flats exposed opposite Echuca Wharf, showing thickly wooded river banks.

Victorian rail truck loaded with wool bales at Echuca

Victorian rail truck loaded with wool bales at Echuca

Victorian rail truck loaded with 139 wool bales weighing 24 tons, at Echuca, with group of men sitting on top, standing beside it, and peering through the steam engine at left rear.