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Tarella at Blanchetown Lock
Title : Tarella at Blanchetown Lock Tarella at Blanchetown Lock
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Date of creation : 1947
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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River Steamer "Tarella" at Blanchetown Lock

Blanchetown lock is No. 1 Lock, the William R. Randell Lock named after the pioneering paddle steamer operator William Randell who was the first to operate his paddle steamer Mary Ann on the river in 1853. Lock no. 1 was completed in 1922.

Tarella was built in 1897, with a steel frame and redgum bottom. She had accomodation for 20 passengers, but was also a reliable and stalwart carrier, as in 1907 with two barges in tow she was reported as carrying 1711 bales of wool and on another occasion 7500 bags of wheat.

Coverage year : 1947
Place : Blanchetown
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
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