Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Echuca, Victoria

We stayed several days in Echuca, Victoria and thoroughly enjoyed it, much was discovered because we stayed longer.

The town Moama is just across the border as mentioned in my last post.  The sign of welcome, the one if you blinked or turned the other way you would miss, well I would.




The Arch below is The Memorial Archway it was originally erected for the visit of the Colonial Governor, Sir Henry Brougham Loch.  It symbolises the importance of the local redgum industry in Echuca, which supplied piles used in the construction of wharves in Geelong and Williamstown, sleeper for the railways, and export timber for use in India and other British colonies.

The Red Gum Memorial is a tangible reminder of the redgum pioneer, James Mackintosh, and his Echuca and Moama Redgum Sawmill Company which wa once responsible for the employment of over 500 people.  James was a prominent local citizen, being a Mayor, and an elder of the Presbyterian Church.
The Memorial Arch is registered by the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Arch was erected in 1884.





The bridge over the River Murray.
A ride down the street, something of the olden days to do.

41 comments:


  1. these two bridges interested me very nice pictures.

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  2. And here I am traveling with you...
    Thanks for the ride.
    : )

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    1. You are welcome, might be the only way we can travel for awhile.

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  3. Great photos! I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Thank you Margaret :)

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  4. I would love to take a ride in the horse drawn stage coach, and I think the arch is both attractive and creative in style.

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    1. I haven't been for a ride in one either, maybe oneday.
      Have been on the sled with my grandfather when I was a child and that was good. He used to take the horse to the bush and log a tree and bring it back to his wood yard to cut, that was fun.

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  5. Un lugar para disfrutar, como compruebo en estas bellas imágenes-

    Besos

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  6. So Cool & Thanx For Sharing - Enjoy This Incredible Month Of July

    Cheers

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  7. The arch is spectacular, and the coach ride looks like fun. Clydesdales?.

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    1. Yes they are Clydesdales beautiful horses.
      My grandfather had two.

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  8. Nice arch, it's a beauty. Nice ride through the town in the coach looks grand.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks Bill.
      That arch is different, was surprised to see one like that.

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  9. I'm not sure about the arch but the bridge arches are good. My stepmother lives a bit south of Echuca and she took us to the club in Moama one evening for dinner. It was good.

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    1. Remember going to Moama from Echuca the first time years ago to a meal at a club, was a good, my parents were with us.
      That arch is very different and they story behind it is interesting.

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  10. Great post on Echuca.
    Those two Clydesdale horses would be living the life of Riley.
    They certainly look fitter than the driver!!!
    Colin

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    1. Luxury living for the horses Colin. The driver is a bit heavy...lol

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  11. That arch is magnificent! What a stunning piece of work!

    I love the horses...and the carriage.

    A few years ago I got the shock of my life as I was returning from the supermarket one day....to come across a horse-drawn carriage travelling along Main Western Road, here on the mountain;. One of the wedding venues used it for bridal parties. I'm not sure if they still do.

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    1. It's not often you see horse drawn carriages these days. I heard horse hoofs and looked around and low and behold I took a photo.
      The arch is certainly different Lee.

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  12. Nice captures--- and I also like the horses.

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  13. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Love the arch, bridge and horse carriage.

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  14. Hello Margaret,
    Nice to see the entrance to the town of Victoria.
    Funny photo of that horse and carriage.
    Good shots!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. It's not everyday you see a horse and carriage in the street - the town area is flat and there is much to see in this tourist town..

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  15. It is quite wonderful to discover the area in this way, certainly one of the benefits of travelling with a relaxed schedule.

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    1. Last winter we took more time in towns coming south as it was warmer for some reason, so was pleasant plus if you don't stop for a few days or more you don't get to see as much.

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  16. Great photos of three wonderful sights:
    The Memorial Archway, The Bridge over river Murray, and the Horse and Carriage ride!
    A delight to the reader's eyes!

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  17. Thanks again for some great photos. You always take such interesting shots.

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  18. Love your bridges, nice. And, the horses look down in mouth, poor things.

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    1. They do a bit Bob, probably not interested in what they are doing..

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  19. Me gusta el puente Margaret. Muchos besos.

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