Paddle Steamers of Australia


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Paddle Steamers of Australia by Beth Connor and Captain Peter Garfield 

P.S. Canberra – the First Hundred Years

“There’s money to be made on the river…” So goes a famous line quoted over one hundred years ago that marked the birth of a paddle steamer. The river? The Murray. The Steamer? The P.S. Canberra. Small, agile and something of a battler, the Canberra has been the quiet achiever amongst larger, more prominent vessels. From her humble beginnings as a fishing boat in a mosquito fleet to one of the longest serving tourist vessels, the Canberra is a boat that is loved by many. From teetotallers and soldiers to larrikins and hard workers, the Canberra has seen thousands of people cross her path during her life. With 100 years already on the water, the P.S. Canberra has made her mark on history and found her way into the memories of many. The Murray River. A paddle steamer. One hundred years of stories.

ISBN: 9781922175168
ISBN10: 1922175161
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 19.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.43


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