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The Murray, Australia's Greatest River II OC35J7310
By the 1870s, Echuca had risen to prominence as Australia's largest inland port. Being the point of the shortest distance between the Murray River and the principal city of Melbourne, Echuca was both a key river port and railway junction. Steam-driven paddleboats would arrive at the 400-metre long redgum Echuca Wharf, unloading it to be transported by rail to Melbourne. Wool, wheat, other grains, livestock and timber, were the most common cargoes. The wharf has been listed as a Heritage Place on the Australian National Heritage List.
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