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After Wentworth at the junction of the Darling and Murray rivers we headed up stream along the Murray River and stayed the night at the small town of Buronga on the banks of the Murray River. This was our view from our cabin.
The photo shows the paddle steamer Coonawarra which was built in 1894 to carry bales of wool from along the river to the railway head at Echuca.
After that era finished it was converted for passenger use in 1948 but today is tied up on the river bank providing tourist accommodation.
You could probably guess from my Darling River Photos that the trees are yet more of Australia's iconic River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis).
The Murray River marks the border between New South Wales and Victoria but the actual border is along the river bank on the Victorian side so the paddle steamer is technically in NSW.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3887 W: 102 N: 11243] (46951)
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