Historical information

The P.S Canberra was built in 1912 at Goolwa South Australia by David Milne. It was built as a fishing vessel. It was originally a steam engine, reverted to diesel, but was returned to steam in 1995. It is currently owned by the Murray Steam Ship and Tourist Co. and has operated as a tourist vessel at Echuca Since 1967. (Ref Parsons, R "Ships of the Inland Rivers " p. 58)


The P.S Canberra is significant as it has operated as a tourist vessel since 1967, and continues to do so.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of the P.S.Canberra coming downstream from the iron bridge at Echuca.

Inscriptions & markings

On boat the words Canberra.