A Different River
River Trade and Development Along The Murray Valley Network
by Gwenda Painter
Hyland House. 1993, [First Edition], b/w photographs, paperback, ISBN 1875657266
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners gift inscription to reverse half-title page, uncreased spine (see photographs)
'This book examines and throws new light upon man's relationship with the river, from the times of the early white explorers who mapped and charted this vast body of water, through the great halcyon days of the riverboat trade, to the present day, when the river provides a vital lifeline to our agricultural and rural communities in this, the most arid continent on earth.
Gwenda Painter's fascinating work traces the river's flow from the highlands of central Queensland to the mouth of the Murray in South Australia, and offers a picture of a river reacting to the changes that white settlement has brought. Its fate inextricably wound up in our own, this very river has much to tell us of its past which we must pay heed to if we are not to face major environmental hazards in the future.'