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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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"Steve Strevens has lived on the Murray for almost 40 years. During that time he has fished and swum in its waters, climbed and swung from its trees, collected firewood from its forests, kicked a footy along the flats nearby, and made some of his most important decisions sitting on its banks. He even spread his father's ashes on its waters. Slow River is his ode to the Murray and an exploration of why and how it is more than just a river. Bumping along in his ute and steering his old tinnie, Steve explores the full length of the Murray from its source in a small swampy puddle hidden in a clump of tea trees in the mountains to where it meets the sea. This is a rich and generous portrait of the river, its many moods and the people and communities who depend upon it for their sanity and survival."

Notes

  • Epigraph: The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her. - Buffalo Joe
  • Epigraph: The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it. - Chinese Philosopher
  • Epigraph: The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart. - Tanaka Shozo

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      Extent: xi, 227p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9781741149869, 174114986X
  • Appears in:
    y Reader's Digest Encounters : Real Life Reading Sydney : Reader's Digest , 2007 Z1629856 2007 anthology biography Sydney : Reader's Digest , 2007 pg. 440-567
    Note: Condensed version. Includes photograph and biography. Does not include epigraphs.

Works about this Work

Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 July 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
Boooks Non-Fiction Terry Oberg , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 July 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 August 2006; (p. 35)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
One Man in a Tinnie, Drifting Down the Murray Mark Thomas , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 August 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
Miscellany Tony Maniaty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 July 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
Boooks Non-Fiction Terry Oberg , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 July 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 August 2006; (p. 35)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
One Man in a Tinnie, Drifting Down the Murray Mark Thomas , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 August 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Slow River : A Journey Down the Murray Steve Strevens 2006 single work autobiography
Last amended 29 Sep 2009 12:30:00
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