Yarra: A Diverting History Of Melbourne's Murky River

Yarra: A Diverting History Of Melbourne's Murky River It Was John Wedge, Batman S Private Surveyor, Who Named The Yarra Yarra In SeptemberHe Was At The Turning Basin With Some Kulin And Heard Them Identify The River As It Came Over The Falls As, He Wrote, Yarrow Yarrow It Was Only Some Months Later That Wedge Discovered They Had Been Referring To The Pattern And Movement Of Water Over The Falls, Not The River ItselfAnd Ever Since, It Has Been The Yarra S Fate To Be Misunderstood Maligned For Its Muddiness, Ill Used As Sewer And Tip Scooped, Sculpted, Straightened And Stressed, Cleaned Up To The Detriment Of Its Natural Inhabitants Built Over, Under And Beside Worked Mercilessly And Then Bridged Almost To Maritime ExtinctionIn Kristin Otto S Superbly Entertaining New History, The Whole Sorry Tale Is Laid Bare From The Creation Stories Of Kulin Owners And Geologist Blow Ins And Robert Hoddle S Bad Tempered Expedition To The Headwaters To The Twenty First Century Waterside Building Boom, Otto Traces The Course Of Melbourne S Murky RiverErudite, Affectionate And Witty, With Meanders And Diversions Than The River Itself, Yarra Is Both A Fascinating Read And A Fitting Tribute To The Noble Stream

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  • Paperback
  • 245 pages
  • Yarra: A Diverting History Of Melbourne's Murky River
  • Kristin Otto
  • English
  • 05 December 2019
  • 9781920885786

10 thoughts on “Yarra: A Diverting History Of Melbourne's Murky River

  1. says:

    One of the treasures I bought from the NIB was Yarra, A Diverting History of Melbourne s Murky River It s still got its little yellow 32.95 sticker on the back It really is remiss of me not to have read it sooner because it s such a delightful quirky book and it briefly made me want to pack up a rucksack and go exploring along my city s fascinating river banks I have actually done a bit of hiking around Dight s Falls have boated along the river as far as an 18 foot runabout will go and The Spouse and I used to stroll along the river when we were courting because the backyard of his Hawthorn flat was the banks of the Yarra But sigh all that was before I wrecked my ankle.Kristin Otto has pieced together a fascinating armchair ramble along this much maligned river of ours First of all, she explains why it s brown in a nicely patriotic way it s because Australian rivers are notable for their muddiness turbidity i.e they are silt filled The colours of the Yarra are the colours of our country, literally, being suspended earth from the upstream and middle stream banks She tells the geological story, and the story of Batman s infamous so called treaty with the local Aborigines, and the shameful story of how when the river suffered one of its numerous diversions, the unmarked grave of Barak was lost foreverTo read the rest of my review please visit

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