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Source : The William R. Randell Lock, Blanchetown, River Murray : stone to mark the site laid by His Excellency the Governor (Sir Henry Galway, K.C.M.G., D.S.O.), June 5th, 1915 : souvenir of visit by Parliamentary Party
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : R.E.E. Rogers Government Printer
Date of creation : [1915]
Additional Creator : South Australia. Intelligence and Tourist Bureau
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The ceremony for the laying of the stone to begin work on the first lock on the River Murray, the William R Randell Lock at Blanchetown, includes speeches from the Premiers of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, Governor of South Australia, Prime Minister and various other dignitaries. The speeches summarise the years of negotiation to reach this point, the interstate cooperation and the benefits the locks will bring. The lock was completed in 1922.

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Coverage year : 1915
Place : Blanchetown
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

River Murray Commission (Australia) R.M.C.:Harnessing Australia's greatest river: the work of the River Murray Commission compiled by A.F. Ronalds. Melbourne: the Commission, 1950

Harnessing Australia's greatest river: details of the great scheme undertaken by the governments of the Commonwealth of Australia, and of the States of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Melbourne: The Standard, 1920

Linn, Rob Murray water is thicker than blood: the stories of the families who made the River Murray's locks and barrages Waikerie, S. Aust: Historical Consultants for River Murray Locks & Barrages Reunion Committee, 2001

Johnston, E.N. Preliminary report of Captain E.N. Johnston, relative to the construction of locks and weirs on the River Murray, May 31st, 1912 Adelaide : Govt. Printer, 1913

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