The Murray River, Victoria, Australia
The iconic Murray River. for years the highway of outback Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. The water supply for the food bowl of Australia. Without it much of the outback areas of these states would be uninhabitable. But the Murray provides the lifeblood, the water, that makes a vast variety of food grow.
Joe Mortelliti‘s life long love, from when he was first given a Brownie camera as a boy, was photography. It was the focus of his work life for many years. He loved to travel with his wife Marion to as many parts of Australia as he could. He had the ability to ‘see’ the beauty of our land in such a way that he could photograph it for the delight of others. These photos are a legacy that he has left us. Used by permission and with appreciation.
This is the largest redgum forest in the world and is located near township of Barmah in Victoria. A four wheel drive track follows the edge of the Murray River and enables you to travel and view this wonderful place. The hole within the old stump is shaped like a human head, complete with neck, nose and mouth.
The Victorian town of Cohuna overlooks Gunbower Creek, a beautiful area of marshy lakes, billabongs and dead trees.
Near Cohuna, Gunbower Island is 50 kilometres long and is sandwiched between Gunbower Creek and the Murray River in Victoria. Gunbower Island is the largest inland island in the world. The island is covered in magnificent red gum and box forests.
About half of Gunbower Island is occupied by the new Gunbower National Park and riverside reserves.
More info on Gunbower Island can be found at Bushland Reserves of northern Victoria and the Southern Riverina.
The Murray River flows for 2,500 km, beginning as a small stream in the Australian Alps and entering the ocean at Goolwa in South Australia. In this image near Echuca people are enjoying boating, skiing, and river boat cruises.
This image features the huge Red Gum wharf at Echuca Victoria. This port was the largest inland port in Australia, second only to the Port of Melbourne in the 1870s.
A rustic Australian bush country scene that always attracts my attention. Near Echuca in Victoria.
This is a true steam powered, side wheel, paddle steamer.
Paddle Steamer PS Melbourne, in the grand style of years past. Steaming on the Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia. This is a video taken in April 2012.
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