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Title: Paddle Steamer Adelaide: Re-Commissioned by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales 29th October, 1985 As Part of Victoria's 150th Anniversary Celebrations.
Description: Wangaratta, VIC McCabe Prints, 1985. 1st ed. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings, map, edges lightly foxed, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine little faded (ends little rubbed), minor edgewear corners. 64 pp. This is the fascinating story of the oldest paddle steamer in the world. The Adelaide, built at Echuca, was launched on 21st July 1866. This charming old boat spent most of her working life of 90 years as a logging boat on the Murray and Darling Rivers. Today, she is the second oldest "going" paddle steamer in the world. The many photos bring this important story of the history of this hard working steamer to life. ISBN: 0959618740

Keywords: australian history, transport, maritime, boats, riverboats, victoria, south australia, new south wales (nsw), murray river, darling river 0959618740

Price: AUD 10.00 = appr. US$ 6.92 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 29389

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