Culture and heritage

Maritime heritage

River Murray

MAP - NSW maritime heritage sites

Exploring the history of the River Murray is an adventure that you won't forget.

The River Murray has many navigable tributaries and is a pathway across vast spaces of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The river system travels through lush and arid lands. Its waters and river banks have been a major resource for Aboriginal communities over many thousands of years.

Before roads and railway services, the River Murray formed a major transport highway for people, supplies and produce. The river empties into the ocean in South Australia allowing connections to coastal and international shipping.

On this web site you can find information about river boat wrecks that lie in mute testimony to the days of the river trade.

Download the NSW Heritage Office information sheet in NSW Inland River Heritage. (InlandRiverHeritage.pdf, 47kb)

Page last updated: 31 August 2012