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A black and white postcard

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

Description
A black and white postcard showing Goulburn Road, Echuca East, in either the 1906, or 1916 floods.
Size
P000108 H 8.6 cms. X. W 13.6 cms.
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Object Registration
P000108
Keywords
floods, goulburn road, echuca east, pullicino, j, postcard, southern cross channel, water filtration plant
Historical information
The postcard is significant because it shows the extent of the flood in the early 20th Century. The bridge crosses the Southern Cross channel which had been built as part of the Murray Darling irrigation system. There is a vehicle on the bridge either being towed by bullocks or horses. Floodwaters cover the whole view.
When Made
1906. or. 1916
Significance
The postcard is significant because it shows the extent of the flood in the early 20th Century. The bridge crosses the Southern Cross channel which had been built as part of the Murray Darling irrigation system. It is also near the water filtration plant which filters the town's water supply. There is a vehicle on the bridge either being towed by bullocks or horses. Floodwaters cover the whole view.
Inscriptions & Markings
Printed on the back are the words; W. Grimwood Echuca. POST CARD. Correspondence Address Only Kodak Australia. Hand written on the back are the words 1906 or 1916? Southern Cross bridge near filtration plant. Goulburn Road, Echuca East.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM