Leaving Echuca (2009)

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John Webb: Leaving Echuca (2009)

Leaving Echuca (2009)
1.56 x 1.09m

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The work:

The beautiful old wharf at Echuca was the starting point for this work. 

The town is a very important boat stop on the Murray River for transport. Echuca is an Aboriginal name meaning "Meeting of the Waters."

Australian context

From the Port of Echuca website:

"The Historic Port of Echuca precinct is an authentic working steam port, home to Australia’s largest fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers.

Although its major commodity has changed from wool to people, Port of Echuca still operates much the same as it did in the 1860's, with our shipwrights and steam engineers providing a vital role in the Port's operations today, just as they would have in the late 1800's."

Paddle steamers at Echuca