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Weir and lock at Renmark
Title : Weir and lock at Renmark Weir and lock at Renmark
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Date of creation : 1952
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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RENMARK: A view of the weir and lock

The lock at Renmark is No. 5 Lock, but was the third to be built in South Australia. Part of the early 20th century scheme to harness and control River Murray flows for irrigation and the paddle steamer trade the first lock built was the Wiliam R. Randell Lock at Blanchetown, opened in 1922. In South Australia the last lock built was at Murtho in 1930. There are a further four locks on the river east of the border.

Coverage year : 1952
Place : Renmark
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Linn, Rob A diverse land : a history of the Lower Murray, Lakes and Coorong [Meningie, S. Aust]: Meningie Historical Society, 1988

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

Pictorial history of Renmark: celebrating 100 years, 1887-1987 incorporating the Renmark & Paringa Districts / compiled, produced and arranged by Elizabeth Storry ... [et al.] Renmark, S. Aust.: Murray Pioneer, 1987

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