Historical information

Black and white photograph, possibly of Rotten Row ( mooring sites for derelict paddle steamers no longer able to be repaired) on the Murray River at Echuca, showing the 'Advance' barge in foreground. Three paddle steamers and three barges are moored on the left bank, including the P.S Rob Roy.


Representative of the Murray - Darling river trade in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of Rotten Row on the Murray River, showing the 'Advance' barge, other barges and paddle steamers and the 'Rob Roy' paddle steamer all moored on the left bank.

Inscriptions & markings

On photo 'C. Nettleton, photo. Copyright registered Melbourne. Echuca Steam Boats on the Murray 156 miles N from Melbourne. '
Appears that the paddle steamer beside the Advance, starts with "S" and ends "DA" or "CA".
On back of photo; Derelict or tied up for summer? Date. Barge is Advance?? About 1913.
Return to H. Coulson, Box 170, Echuca 3625.