Renmark

Renmark Dock

A few more Photographs around the Town of Renmark South Australia.

From Wikipedia

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.[citation needed] At the 2011 census, Renmark had a population of 7,491.[1]

Renmark Moon

The Mighty Murray River

Renmark Rotunda

Jarrett Memorial Gardens Rotunda

Murray River

Murray Reeds

Days Off so we headed off to Renmark a town along the Murray River and a chance to relax  and take some Photographs.

From Wikipedia

The Murray River (River Murray in South Australia) is Australia’s longest river. At 2,375 kilometres (1,476 mi) in length,[1] 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.

Murray Tree

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.

READ More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_River

Excelsior

Steamer Excelsior-2

 

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.

Steamer Excelsior Overlay

 

Ghostly Overlay of what the Screw Steamer may have looked back in 1897

Steamer Excelsior2-2

Steamer Excelsior3-2

 

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

Haikyo

Abandoned School

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.

Abandoned School 2

From Wikipedia

 Haikyo (廃虚) (literally “abandoned place”)