Friday, 13 April 2018

Echuca, Victoria

Echuca is in the State of Victoria.  It's across the Murray River from the town of Moama, in NSW.
Paddle steamers depart near the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, which ias exhibits on the 19th-century river trade, plus part of the original Echuca Wharf.

It's a busy place and hard to find a park but finally we did only being able to take a few photos.
The second photo is the only one I could get of the Murray River at Echuca.

Echuca was founded by one of the most enterprising characters of the early colonial days, an ex-convict named Henry Hopwood.  In 1850 he bought a small punt which operated across the Murray river near the Campaspe junction.  The relatively small settlement known as 'Hopwood's Ferry" became Echuca as the town grew.
Wikipedia.







33 comments:

  1. Los bancos que están delante del río, se ven vacíos esperando que alguién se siente para contemplar las aguas del río. Allí se puede descansar y tomar buenas fotos.

    Besos

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  2. Love the benches to soak up the sun and the view. And would like to go on a Paddle-Steamer tour.

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    1. Haven't been on a paddle steamer as yet, probably won't do that now.

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  3. Eucha is a town that you could easily spend a week in to see all the historical sites on the Murray River.
    It is beautifully cared for by the citizens of the town - town pride triumphs in Eucha...............and the only beach would be some "sandy" part on the Murray!!!
    Colin

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    1. Certainly a busy town is Eucha, rather nice in places with some older buildings.

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  4. It is a great place to visit. I was amazed at the variations in water levels, shown by both flood markers and the different heights of the wharves.

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    1. In past visits we have seen what you mentioned but not this visit as you couldn't get to see! However, it still is in progress the renovations and it looks good.

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  5. Beautiful place, it is quite fascinating that a place was named after am ex-convict, though it was changed later. :).

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    1. I found that rather interesting too - many convicts were clever people and highly educated, makes you wonder why small thing they did to be sent to Australia way back then - I expect 'skills' were needed so any excuse.

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  6. It is interesting that the prisoner had the opportunity to set up this place.
    But all sorts of people were sent off to Australia.
    Hugs

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    1. Yes all kinds of people were sent out to Australia to fill 'The Colony'.

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  7. This is a place where I would like to spend a few days.
    :)

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  8. That's a lovely shot of the river bend. I remember a night on a paddle steamer, it was a party of some sort and my mum and stepfather were the bar attendants so I got to ride along.

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  9. Lovely location and the trees are gorgeous. Happy weekend.

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  10. Lovely place. Happy to get caught up with your blog again - have been away for nine days.

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  11. I was surprised to hear how busy the town was.

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    1. It was very busy, much busier than the other times we have been there.

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  12. No park?

    Yet Echuca is really beautiful and neat town .
    you captured some very fine images my friend

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