Riverfolk : Life Along the Murray

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The Murray holds a special place in the hearts of Australians, beloved for its natural beauty, its integral role in agriculture, its colourful history and as a favourite holiday destination. But a look beyond the spectacular vistas and picturesque paddleboats reveals a river stripped of its splendour by long years of drought and misuse. Every politician in the country has a view on how to fix the Murray, but Allan Nixon has sought out those who know it best - those who live and work beside it. Travelling along the river from Goolwa to beyond Albury, we meet the woman who has swum its entire length, the owner of the country's smallest paddleboat, the last river-trader, as well as those who fish the river's waters, farm on its banks, or who are fighting to preserve it. Their stories are as diverse as the Murray itself, but their message is the same: there's still plenty to celebrate about life on the river. Riverfolk is an uplifting tribute to an Australian icon.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 185 x 237 x 13mm | 656g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 1921518162
  • 9781921518164

About Allan M. Nixon

Allan Nixon is a bushie. He was born in an old Victorian mining town and now lives at the base of a mountain range north of Melbourne. Known as 'The Ute-man' as a result of his bestselling Beaut Utes series of books, Allan travels around Australia writing, and gathering material for future works. His writing and photo-graphy has featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Outback magazine. Allan is a 2009 Australia Day Ambassador.show more

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