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Author Sinclair, Paul (Paul Geoffrey)

Title The Murray : a river and its people / Paul Sinclair
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001

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 W'PONDS  304.209944 Sin/Mar  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Two visions -- 2. The unregulated and regulated river -- 3. An elusive and ancient river -- 4. Along the oven roads -- 5. Practical forgetfulness -- 6. Harnessing the Murray waters -- 7. Keeping the river under control -- 8. From swimming holes to swimming pools -- 9. A natural or unnatural river? -- 10. The meaning of Murray cod -- 11. Square hooks -- 12. The importance of remembering fish -- 13. The European carp invasion -- 14. Ideas to understand a new world -- 15. Selling the river experience -- 16. Turning away from the river -- 17. The big picture
Summary A picture of Australia's major river, the Murray. The focus is on shifts and changes: the heyday of the riverboats and their transformation into a tourist attraction; the decline of the Murray cod; the alteration of flow patterns and species; and the changing fortunes of the river towns
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : ( pages 270-295) and index
Subject Environmental degradation -- Australia -- Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S. Aust.)
Environmental degradation -- Australia -- Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Human ecology -- Australia -- Murray River (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- History.
Murray River (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- History.
Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- Environmental conditions
Murray River Region (N.S.W.-S.A.) -- Social life and customs
LC no. 00002268
ISBN 0522849407
0522849881