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River Boats

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River Boats


River Boat books


Please search in our Library Catalogue using "Advanced Search", the subject  "River Boats" and Library Alexandrina (Goolwa if wishing to limit further)  to see our current holdings on this topic



Compactus Paddleboat collection


Volunteers have recently begun to compile folders with information on individual Paddleboats. As this collection is constantly being added to, the following list is inclusive, but not exhaustive:


PS 'Ada and Clara'  (thesis  http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/fms/archaeology_files/dig_library/theses/Jessica_Berry.pdf

PS 'Albury'

PS 'Cadell'


'Alexander Arbuthnot'

PS 'Blanche'

PS 'Bunyip'

'Captain Sturt'




PS 'Corio'


'Decoy' PS

'Dispatch' PS

'Ellen' PS



PS 'Federal'

'Florence Annie'


'Grappler' PS

'Industry' PS

'Islander' MV

'Jolly Miller' PS

'Jupiter' PS

'Lady Daly' PS

PS Marion'

PS 'Melbourne'

PS 'Merle'

'Murrabit' PS

'Murray Explorer'

PS 'Leichardt'

'Murray Princess'

'Murray River Queen'

'Nil Desperandum' PS

PS 'Oscar W'  see also Oscar W website


'Pride of the Murray'


'Queen of the South'

PS 'Renmark'


'Tarella' PS

'Teenminnie' Schooner

PS Victor

    also 'Tolarno'


Wentworth - steamer



see also Riverboat Crew and Goolwa Inwards Shipping  (an updated, expanded, printed version is available in the History Room under River Boats

and further updates have been made in the material lodged with the State Library of SA - see  http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/archivaldocs/acc/Goolwa_Shipping_Register_by_Master.pdf)  The period covered is 1852 to 1913.



Riverboat Project 


Kumuwuki, Regional Arts Australia National Conference held in Goolwa 18 - 21 October 2012 (www.kumuwuki.org.au) discussed The best dressed boat at Goolwa Regatta 1913. This is an ongoing project. Can you help them with their enquiry?


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