State Library of South Australia logoDownstream, the River Murray in South Australia
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Downstream: The River Murray in South Australia features pictorial, archival and published materials which provide information and insights about the River Murray and its vital importance to South Australia.

Teachers will find the website a valuable resource for historical and contemporary material relating to the river and its social, environmental and economic significance for our state.

Studies of Society and Environment can include a unit on the Murray, especially in regard to how it has shaped the history and demography of South Australia. Teachers will find the learning activities presented in the teachers' kits useful in helping achieve the learning outcomes set for standards 4-5 of  the Society and Environment strands in the SACSA framework.

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See also Special Forever : An environmental communications project [Murray-Darling Basin Authority and the Primary English Teaching Association]



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