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A trip up the Murray
Title : A trip up the Murray A trip up the Murray
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Creator : Moody, Percival Tom Stephen, 1890-1967
Source : PRG 416/51/2
Date of creation : 1940
Format : Film
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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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. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form .

Description :

The PS Marionbegan her life in the late 1890s as a general trade paddle steamer on the River Murray. She was refitted in 1908 to become a passenger steamer, offering return trips from Murray Bridge to Renmark to tourists. The Marionwas all but abandoned in the 1940s, but was purchased by the National Trust in 1963 and was refurbished and installed as a floating museum and part of the Mannum Dock Museum. The Marionstill takes cruises several times a year.

Selections from this footage show the passengers and crew of the PS Marion on a cruise of the River Murray in 1940. The Marion is shown negotiating a lock and views of the river are also seen.

Coverage year : 1940
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Drage, William and Page, Michael Riverboats and rivermen Adelaide: Rigby, 1976

Godson, Harry The Marion storyLeabrook, S.A.: Investigator Press, 1973

Parsons, RH Ships of the Inland Rivers. Gumeracha, SA, Gould Books, 1996.

Phillips, Peter J. Redgum & paddlewheels: Australia's inland river trade Collingwood, Vic.: Greenhouse, 1980

Internet links :
Downstream : State Library of South Australia's River Murray website

PS Marion : Mannum Dock Museum of River History website



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