Historical information

Lake Mulwala is a man–made reservoir created through the construction of the Yarrawonga Weir across the Murray River, is located between Bundalong and Yarrawonga in Hume region of Victoria and Mulwala in the Riverina region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The weir was constructed in 1939 to provide water for irrigation of the surrounding district. The weir also serves as a crossing of the Murray between the two towns. It is a popular tourist destination for boating, fishing and other water recreation.

Significance

Photographs demonstrate local Kiewa Valley residents enjoying a visit to the picturesque area of Lake Mulwala. Also provides a pictorial history of 1973.

Physical description

3 black and white photographs mounted on buff card. Photographs of a cruise on Lake Mulwala 25th Feb. 1973 1. Photo of unidentified man standing on the shore of Lake Mulwala beside cruise launch. 2. Group photo of people standing by cruise boat as others disembark. Woman in centre holding handbag may be Clare Roper (unconfirmed) 3. Photo of 2 men aboard cruise launch looking out over Lake Mulwala

Inscriptions & markings

1. Handwritten at bottom of photo in black ink. 'Cruise on Lake Mulwala. 25th Feb. 1973' 2. Painted sign above cruise launch- Scenic Lake Cruises 3. No markings

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