8th Edition 2013
In the late 1800's approximately 4,000 miles of the great Murray Darling river
system was continuously navigable....at least for part of the year, depending on
the flow of water down these systems.
The River Murray is Australia's major river and is still continuously
navigable for approximately 1,200 miles or 1,986 kilometres, thanks to 11 locks
and weirs and four barrages between the Murray mouth and Yarrawonga.
Old river men used hand drawn charts to guide them. Until 1975 there were no
commercial river charts available for the River Murray.
Barry and Maureen Wright spent 14 months cruising from Murray Bridge to
Yarrawonga in 1973 and 1974 and from this trip resulted a publication which was
the first of its kind.
River Murray Charts is a book of 47 pages of navigation charts, designed very
much as they were in the days of the Murray paddle steamers. The book was first
sold in 1975 and since then River Murray Charts has become the bible of the
river between Yarrawonga in Victoria and Renmark in South Australia.
It contains all you need to know for an extended river trip, or just for a
The book has sold over 60,000 copies and won two judges commendations in the
SA State tourism awards, in 1992 and 1993.
Soft laminated cover. 47 charts plus information. 298mm X 210mm. 8th Edition 2013. B/W illustrations and maps.