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The Murray : a river and its people

Author: Paul Sinclair
Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A picture of Australia's major river, the Murray. The focus is on shifts and changes: the heyday of the riverboats and their transformation into a tourist attraction; the decline of the Murray cod; the alteration of flow patterns and species; and the changing fortunes of the river towns.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sinclair
ISBN: 0522849881 9780522849882 0522849407 9780522849400
OCLC Number: 48404611
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Two visions --
2. The unregulated and regulated river --
3. An elusive and ancient river --
4. Along the oven roads --
5. Practical forgetfulness --
6. Harnessing the Murray waters --
7. Keeping the river under control --
8. From swimming holes to swimming pools --
9. A natural or unnatural river? --
10. The meaning of Murray cod --
11. Square hooks --
12. The importance of remembering fish --
13. The European carp invasion --
14. Ideas to understand a new world --
15. Selling the river experience --
16. Turning away from the river --
17. The big picture.
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"As Paul Sinclair details in his thoughtful and valuable book, The Murray, the nation's second-longest and most important river is a potent emblem of Australia's forehead-slapping failure to Read more...

 
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