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Paddlesteamer Melbourne on the Murray by Michael John

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The Paddle Steamer (PS) Melbourne was launched at Koondrook on the River Murray in 1912. She was originally built for the Victorian Government as a work boat.

The Paddlesteamer later fell into disrepair, but was restored by Captain Alby Pointon in 1965. She was then used to carry passengers at Mildura.

The P.S. Melbourne is Australia’s most famous Paddlesteamer.

Canon 400D, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonabout 4 years ago

    What a fantastic shot! It is great to see so much water! Michelle

  • Thanks for the great comment and for the fave Michelle!

    – Michael John

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thanks Sarnia.

    – Michael John

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks for the fave Wazza!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Love those old paddlesteamers .. very romantic. Nice shot with a great background & foreground Mike.

  • Yes, they are a scene right out of yesteryear. Thanks for the comment and for the fave Michael.

    – Michael John

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Michael. The Murray is looking nice and clear. It must be the angle???

  • Must have been the angle. because the water was very brown when I was there. Thanks Al.

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 4 years ago

    I’m so happy this old paddle steamer was restored. You did a great job of capturing it Michael.

  • Yes, it is always great to see these old boats in action. Thanks Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • Gregory Hale
    Gregory Haleabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful photo Michael….love the composition

  • Thanks for the compliment Gregory.

    – Michael John

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkabout 4 years ago

    I was on it a few years back. Nice shot Michael.

  • She’s a great old boat. Thanks for commenting John.

    – Michael John

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks heaps for the feature! Much appreciated.

    – Michael John

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Well done on the feature Michael. It’s a terrific shot.

  • Thanks for that Al. She’s a grand ol’ ship.

    – Michael John

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