State Library of South Australia logo Downstream : The River Murray in South Australia
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Six days holiday on the River Murray
Title : Six days holiday on the River Murray Six days holiday on the River Murray
Add To My SA Memory
Creator : Moody, Percival Tom Stephen, 1890-1967
Date of creation : 1941
Format : Film
Contributor : State Library catalogue
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright :

This footage is reproduced courtesy of Mr Bill Moody.

Use for any purpose requires written permission from Mr Bill Moody and the State Library of South Australia.

Description :
These clips show the maiden trip of the motor vessel Merle in 1941. The TSMV Merle was named after the popular paddle-steamer built in 1904.

Moody films the majestic vistas along the riverbank, and then the serving of afternoon tea aboard the vessel.
Coverage year : 1941
Further reading :
Christopher, Peter. Paddlesteamers and riverboats of the River Murray, Stepney, S.Aust. : Axiom , 2000

Mudie, Ian. Riverboats, Adelaide : Rigby, 1972

Parsons, Ronald and Williams, Rod. The river boats, Houghton, S. Aust. : R. Williams, 1992

Strevens, Steve. Slow river : a journey down the Murray, Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2006
Internet links :
Murray River website



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on