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Book launch "Harnessing the Murray River: stories of the people who built Locks 1-9, 1915 to 1935."

28 Jun 2015

Helen Stagg will speak of her newly published social history of the locking of the River Murray up to Lock 9. As a child Helen was told stories by her mother of her own childhood at the lock construction sites. Over the past five years, Helen has undertaken extensive archival research and captured the oral history of some of the few remaining ‘lock children’ for her book Harnessing the River Murray: Stories of the people who built Locks 1 to 9, 1915 – 1935.
The book’s focus is on the first nine locks and weirs which were built by South Australia and tells the story from the viewpoint of the ordinary people, the workers and the women and children who lived with them in the camps which popped up along the river at each construction site.

The Renmark Branch of the National Trust will host the event at Olivewood Museum cnr 21st St and Renmark Avenue Renmark. Books will be available for sale on the day for $44.95.

Entry Cost (AUD): Gold Coin Donation
Free but gold coin donation to Olivewood is appreciated
Event Venue: Olivewood
cnr 21st St and Renmark Avenue Renmark. 5341
Event Times: 2pm to 3.30 pm
Facilities: Public Toilet
Parking for the Disabled
Coach Parking
Car Park
Sheltered Area


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