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Navigation v. irrigation
Title : Navigation v. irrigation Navigation v. irrigation
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Source : Quiz, 6 February 1903, p. 3
Date of creation : 1903
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Cartoon depicting South Australia as a small boy wanting to float his toy paddle-steamer in the River Murray waters while Victoria fills its watering can for irrigation schemes.

Cartoonists often represented South Australia as a defenceless child being preyed upon by the ruthless eastern states.

Coverage year : 1903
Period : 1884-1913
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Davis, Peter S and Phillip J Moore (eds.). Who owns the Murray? : a South Australian perspective Magill, S. Aust. : River Publications, 1985

The Observer, 1 April 1905, p. 40, 'Murray waters'



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