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Interview with Jessie Merle Hall
Title : Interview with Jessie Merle Hall Interview with Jessie Merle Hall
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Creator : Hall, Jessie Merle, 1900-
Date of creation : 1985
Additional Creator : Robertson, Beth M., 1957-
Format : Spoken word
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Merle Hall, nee Diener, was raised on the Darling and, from 1912, the Murray rivers where her father owned and ran a succession of trading paddlesteamers and barges - the Eva Millicent, Merle, Flo D and the Kookaburra. Merle began working in the shop at 16and after her father died in 1923 (an indirect result of the sinking of the Merle in 1917) she and her younger brother kept the business going for three years until the family decided to leave the river.

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Period : 1884-1913,1914-1918,1919-1927
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

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

Painter, Gwen. A different river: river trade and development along the Murray Valley network, South Melbourne: Hyland House, 1993

Painter, Gwen. The river trade: wool and steamers, Wahroonga, N.S.W.: Turton & Armstrong with Pioneer Settlement Press, 1979

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



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