P. S. PEVENSEY:
Dimensions: 111ft 5 ins X 23 ft X 6ft 8 ins.
Built: 1910 at Moama, N. S. W.
References : Book: Murray river Paddle Steamers by D. Wardle
Permewan , Wright & Co. : pp. 72, 129, 157
The P. S. PEVENSEY holds historical and social significance for the Port of Echuca, being the cornerstone of their paddlesteamer fleet. The PEVENSEY was renamed for the TV series All the Rivers Run, to P. S. Philadelphia , playing a staring role in the program, which has resulted in the PEVENSEY becoming a tourist attraction and has increased tourism to the Port of Echuca.
The PEVENSEY was originally designed for use on the Murrumbidgee river, named after Pevensey station on that river. It was then owned by Permewan Wright & co operating out of Echuca for many years. She returned to Echuca in 1975 to begin another life as part of the Port of Echuca tourism operation.
Colour photograph of the P. S. Pevensey, taken from the water, looking at the rear of the boat. There are people (all in red jackets with a logo on the back-Port of Echuca workers?), some on the bow and 2 on the stern of the boat as it steams along the river.
In front of the PEVENSEY is a small row boat with a group of people in it.
Inscriptions & markings
On the front:PEVENSEY on the back of the boat. Printed on reverse: This paper manufactured by Kodak: Print made by Kodak: KODAK: OCT.78-M