The Ord: A river in transition

The Ord: A river in transition

The Ord River Irrigation Scheme, now in its 38th year of operation, changed the lower Ord from a seasonally dry river that carried huge floods in wet years to one with fairly constant water levels and a continuous flow. While negative impacts have occurred above the...
Swan River – Western Australia

Swan River – Western Australia

Swan-Canning River System he Swan and Canning rivers are the main waterways through Perth, the capital of Western Australia. At Walyunga National Park, 67 kilometres from the river mouth, the Avon River changes its name to the Swan River. Together, the Swan-Avon River...
Tamar River Valley and The North Coast, Tasmania

Tamar River Valley and The North Coast, Tasmania

Tamar River Valley and The North Coast, Tasmania The north coast is the mildest part of the Tasmanian Island. Many vegetable crops are grown on the rich soils of the north coast, as well as apples. Sawmilling and pulp and paper mill industries are also located here....
The River Derwent

The River Derwent

Matthew Flinders sailed from Port Jackson in the schooner Francis in February 1798 to salvage the cargo of the Sydney Cove, a vessel that had been run ashore on Preservation Island. On November 3rd 1798. Matthew Flinders and George Bass in the 25 ton...