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Through the Murray Mouth
Title : Through the Murray Mouth Through the Murray Mouth
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Source : The South Australian register, p. 14
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Robert Thomas & Co.
Date of creation : 13 July 1876
Format : Newspaper
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Description :

Newspaper article reporting that Captain George Johnston has taken his paddle-steamer, Wentworth, through the Murray Mouth, including one trip at night time. The depth of water on the bar was 15 feet (4.5 mtres).

Coverage year : 1876
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Finnis, HJ. The Murray Mouth, reprinted from proceedings of Royal Geographical Society, South Australian branch, session 1952-1953, [Adelaide], 1973.

Linn, Rob. A land abounding: a history of the Port Elliot and Goolwa region, South Australia, Goolwa, SA: Alexandrina Council, 2001.

McLeay, Leslie. River's end: the story of Goolwa and the Murray Mouth, Beverley, SA: [s.n.], c1985.

Tolley, JC. South coast story: a history of Goolwa, Port Elliot, Middleton, and the Murray Mouth, Port Elliot, SA: District Council of Port Elliot, 1982.

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