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A black and white photograph.

From the Collection of Port of Echuca 74 Murray Esplanade Echuca Victoria

Description
A copy of a black and white rectangular photograph of a lock being constructed . The river is in the foreground and in the background, cranes and rigs can be seen. A wooden wall dominates the centre of the photograph. Houses and buildings can be seen in the distance.
Size
H 8.9 cms X L 14.0 cms.
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Object Registration
P000064
Keywords
lock construction, price family collection, mildura, jenkins print, irrigation
Historical information
This is a copy of a photograph from the Price Collection. The river and town are unknown. The photograph shows how locks were constructed using long vertical planks to form a wall. One of the cranes is floating on a pontoon.
When Made
24/09/1984
Significance
This shows how the river was locked to develop the irrigation industry in the early 20th Century.
Inscriptions & Markings
In pencil on the back is written; 'Price / Lock construction? 'Jenkins Print Mildura.'
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM