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Pointed metal wedge
This is a glossy printed poster promoting the tourism attractions of Echuca - Moama. The poster consists of a montage of 5 photographs, including paddle steamers. food, wine, steam engines and poker machines.
Written on the 3 paddle steamers are the words Pevensey Emmylou and Adelaide. On a crest in the middle of the poster are the words Echuca-Moama Australia's Paddle-Steamer Town. Murray River. VICTORIA AUSTRALIA NSW. Across the bottom of the poster are the words ECHUCA - MOAMA AUSTRALIA'S PADDLE -STEAMER TOWN.
This photograph has been processed onto a piece of opalotype glass.
This is a black and white photograph of a Gentleman dressed in a three piece suit with a bowler hat on his head and a bow tie at his collar. He is standing next to a wooden garden seat and he is looking straight into the camera. He is middle centre of the photo. There is a big curtain behind his right shoulder. Behind the curtain which is clipped back to reveal a large vase of flowers.. The man is not smiling. He has a small white goatee beard. The photo has been processed onto a piece of opalotype glass. The photo has been touched up with black and white colours.
Written in red ink on a scrap of paper stuck onto the back of the photograph are the words Oak / Grey Echuca E
This is possibly the first photograph taken of the first train to cross the Echuca Moama bridge which was built in 1880 -1881
This is a framed black and white photograph of the Echuca Moama bridge. There is a steam train on the bridge, which is the first train from Moama to Echuca to cross the bridge.
Written in pen, "1st Photograph newly completed Murray Bridge. 1st train from Moama to Eucha (crossed out) Echuca. Toll gates & Customs Officer each side of Bridge. Bridge cleared all traffic 20 minutes before train time. Year approx. 1880 (or early 1881) Took 2 years to build. On a label stuck on the back of the photo; "HIGHEST QUALITY CONTEMPORARY AND PERIOD FRAMING IN OUR STUDIO WORK SHOP. The High St Gallery Ltd. Exhibitors of PAINTINGS, POTTERY, WEAVING, PRINTS, CRAFT WARE. 93 HIGH ST. LOWER HUTT. 60 MAIN ST. LOWER HUTT. NEW ZEALAND.
echuca moama bridge, trains, steam trains, murray river
Small wooden frame of a Lithograph showing a river scene with 2 paddle steamers, a sailing boat and an Indigenous bark canoe on a river, with a town and a wharf in the background. The sky is cloudy.
LADY AUGUSTA & MARY ANN at Swan Hill, September 1853. (By courtesy of South Australian Archives)
Large wooden tool box with a metal handle on the top of the box. A metal clip opens a large flap on the front of the box, which accesses the interior of the box. The box is very dirty and very scratched. There are two holes drilled through the back right had side of the box.
Wooden mantel clock mounted on a piece of timber which appears to have been screwed down onto another piece of furniture.. The timber is red coloured. The clock has brass handles on both sides, one of which is missing. The clock is very rectangular in shape.
Eight hour, half hour turn E.N Welch Mfg. Co. 37/6 Fosterville. are the only discernable words written on the remains of a red label stuck on the back of the clock. WELCH is written on the clock face.
Wooden Blasbulk Mantel clock, with gold clock face.
Watchmakers & Jewellers. M.Blasbulk; Dean St, Albury . Written on the inside of the back door of the clock; MB Rep 7/4/05 RB, M.B Representative 16/6/08. R.E, MB Rep. 4/1/11 NXS Rep.12/2/19 J.McK '85 29/10/98
This large wooden sign was originally attached to the barge D28. The D indicated that it was the fourth barge to be built in 1928. The number represented the year it was built.
Large red gum timber sign
Large brown and cream ceramic bottle with a handle on the top of the bottle. A brown rope is tied around the spout at the top of the bottle.
This toy cat was sold in the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre shop. It looked like the Port cat, who's name was Stretch. He was popular with the public. The public liked to play with him, and they also could donate money to his food fund. Stretch died in 2020
A toy white and grey synthetic cat. The cat has yellow button eyes and pink and grey ears. There is a green ribbon tied around the cats neck with a sign which says Not For Sale.
Bocchetta. Creating joy since 1948. Designed in Australia. All rights reserved. Patent pending. Manufactured in Indonesia under Bocchetta know how and quality standards. All new materials - Synthetic fibres Polyester fibres- poly beans filling. Not For Sale
cat, port cat, port of echuca cat
large block of wood salvaged from original wharf of Echuca. Has been used for an award
Two plaques attached to one side: 'Captain William Randell, Skipper of PS Mary Ann, His Steamer Was the first to reach Echuca on Sept. 26th 1853. After The first great boat race on the Murray. An inspiration to Rivermen Won By' Second plate continues: "P.S Etona, Port of Echuca Oct 20th 1974" Timber has been varnished. Some signs of splitting in wood and wear. Small plate printed with 'Timber salvaged from Original Wharf' on top of block. Small piece of sticky tape holding it on
port of echuca, award, old wharf
Round leather hat box with a metal carrying handle and a lock with a clip and a key hole. There is a metal clip on either side of the box .
The remains of a travel label is stuck on the bottom. The word Launceston is able to be seen.
Large silver plated punch bowl with embossed edge. Embossing depicts grape vine
William Randell Trophy Echuca 1974. Small engraving on base, hard to decipher but possibly has the word 'Paramount' on inscription. Paramount silver is possibly associated with silver firm "K.G. Luke" of Melbourne, Australia during 20th century
port of echuca, punch bowl, silver plate
Small wall mirror, with a wooden back and frame. Wire is attached to the back with two framing screws.
Numbers and letters scribbled on the back of the wooden frame; 13=9 E M cp
Decorative piece of wallpaper. Light green background with repetitive ornate pattern
port of echuca, wallpaper sample
double headed spanner made from steel and some rust over most of tool. In solid form but some wear on heads of tool
port of echuca, tool, spanner
Metal tool with two scissor handles, with a long metal strap which is connected to one handle, and is screwed into the other handle
Engraved on handles are the words Litchfield E89. Written in white paint on the handles are the numbers 54 and 1428
port of echuca, tool, farming tool
Metal tool with wooden handle.
port of echuca, tool
wedge shaped tool. Narrowing at the end with a rectangular shaped step at opposite end
port of echuca, tool
Double ended spanner. Some rust and worn edges.
Indent B328 on one side. Smaller end has 3/8 indented and larger end has 1/2 indented on tool.
port of echuca, tool
A wooden hairbrush with pale fawn bristles. A metal plaque with the initials J.M engraved on is screwed onto the back of the brush
Engraved on the back are the initials J.M. On the front of the handle are the words; Pure bristles. Real ebony. Made in Japan. Just below these words on a sticky label attached to the handle is the word Lockwood.
Small rectangular metal strip. Evidence of white paint is on the stencil
Rusty heavy metal object. hollowed out in base with oblong shape. Two small holes in circular base, in line opposite each other. 4 sided rectangular top narrowing at end. Cylinder shaped base meets straight edge at 10cm point along length
Rectangular metal stencil. Evidence of green paint
Greenwood W.M.D Park
Rectangular metal stencil with I.KS cut out
metal stencil XBred
XBred stencil cut
port of echuca, stencil for bales
ornate metal pyramid shaped base with carved flower pattern on each side. Blue glass fuel bowl. Tall clear glass lamp with decorative scalloped edge
This letter from Greg Ralton came with a photo of the P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot under the Barmah Bridge, prior to being lifted out of the Murray River.
This was a letter written by Greg Ralton to Bruce Whelan who was CEO of the Port of Echuca in 2007. It came with a photograph which Greg donated to the Port of Echuca of the P.S. Alexander Arbuthnot under the Barmah Bridge about to be taken to Shepparton by road to be restored. The P.S Alexander Arbuthnot in 2007 was housed at the Port of Echuca wharf, which is why Greg donated this photograph to the Port of Echuca.
A letter written on lined notepaper 21 cms X14.75 cms.
26/01/07, Dear Bruce, Please find enclosed a photo of the Alexander Arbuthnot as discussed with you at Echuca Wharf on Thursday. I camped on the river for many years at Yielma and witnessed the hull being lifted. Regards, Greg Ralton,
p.s alexander arbuthnot, ralton, greg, barmah bridge
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