A few more Photographs around the Town of Renmark South Australia.
Renmark is a town in South Australia‘s rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. The Sturt Highway between Adelaide and Sydney runs through the town; Renmark is the last major town encountered in South Australia when driving this route. It is 31 m above sea level. It is the oldest European settlement on the River Murray. At the 2011 census, Renmark had a population of 7,491.
The Mighty Murray River
Jarrett Memorial Gardens Rotunda
Days Off so we headed off to Renmark a town along the Murray River and a chance to relax and take some Photographs.
The Murray River (River Murray in South Australia) is Australia’s longest river. At 2,375 kilometres (1,476 mi) in length, the Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia’s highest mountains and, for most of its length, meanders across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between the states ofNew South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest, before turning south for its final 500 kilometres (310 mi) or so into South Australia, reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina.
Being one of the major river systems in one of the driest continents of Earth, the Murray has significant cultural relevance to Indigenous Australians. According to the peoples of Lake Alexandrina, the Murray was created by the tracks of the Great Ancestor,Ngurunderi, as he pursued Pondi, the Murray Cod. The chase originated in the interior of New South Wales. Ngurunderi pursued the fish (who, like many totem animals in Aboriginal myths, is often portrayed as a man) on rafts (or lala) made from red gums and continually launched spears at his target. But Pondi was a wily prey and carved a weaving path, carving out the river’s various tributaries. Ngurundi was forced to beach his rafts, and often create new ones as he changed from reach to reach of the river.
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Walking around Mutton Cove South Australia
The Screw steamer Excelsior was built in 1897 by Gourlay Brothers of Dundee, Scotland.
The steel hulled vessel measured 131.0 feet (39.9 m) in length, 24.0 feet (7.3 m) breadth, 10.8 feet (3.3 m) depth and was 310 gross tons.
Ghostly Overlay of what the Screw Steamer may have looked back in 1897
Mutton Cove is an isolated and desolate area on the tip of the LeFevre Peninsula just 23 kilometres north west of Adelaide. It consists mainly of saltmarsh and is bounded by the sea and land
Something Happened here !
Years gone by
Time fades all the memories
Flashes of a past
To decayed to recall
Once high spirits filled this space
Now only silence to take its place
The faces of the past all faded to grey
The memories of this place have all been taken away.
Haikyo (廃虚) (literally “abandoned place”)