Slowly Round the Bend

The first Europeans to encounter the river were Hamilton Hume & William Hovell, here in Albury, New South Wales, in 1824, they named it the Hume River. In 1830 Captain Charles Sturt reached the river while travelling down one of its tributaries and named it the Murray River in honour of the British Secretary of State for War and Colonies, Sir George Murray, this is the one that stuck.

The Murray takes a slow, meandering course as it winds its way 2,500 kilometres from the Australian Alps to the mouth at Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.

Slowly Round The Bend (2015)
Slowly Round The Bend (2015)

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Slowly Round the Bend

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