Historical information

Historical Information
P. S. PEVENSEY:
Dimensions: 111ft 5 ins X 23 ft X 6ft 8 ins.
Tonnage:130 tons
Built: 1910 at Moama, N. S. W.
References : Book: Murray river Paddle Steamers by D. Wardle
Permewan , Wright & Co. : pp. 72, 129, 157

Significance

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.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of P. S. Pevensey moored by a river bank. Viewed from the opposite bank, side on, with the bow to the right of the picture. There is a small row bow next to the bow of the Pevensey and two small motor boats, with a person in each, at the stern. There are three people (boat hands?) on the deck of the Pevensey.

Inscriptions & markings

0n the front: "Pevensey". On reverse of photograph written in pencil:"Pevensey, c.1976"