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Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 Timber-Getters on the Murray
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The author, travelling by boat on the Murray River, observes the timber-gettings cutting red gum for the Echuca mills and contemplates the virtues of this hardwood. He and his companion then spend a night with the timber-getters, sharing a meal of mutton and baked potatoes.


  • Extract consists of four paragraphs from 'We were now between Tocumwal and Echuca...' to 'black billies diffusing a refreshing aroma of tea', adapted from the original.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII no. 164 June 1913 Z1557196 1913 periodical issue children's 1913 pg. 90-92
    Note: With illus. 'A Big Red Gum-Tree Near the Murray River' (from an engraving in the original).
Last amended 10 Feb 2009 15:17:35
  • Murray River,
  • Echuca area, Goulburn - Campaspe area, Northern Victoria, Victoria,
  • Tocumwal - Jerilderie area, Riverina - Murray area, New South Wales,
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