Closed Good Friday
An exhibition of stereograph photos of Murray river scenes taken in 1862
Echuca Historical Society Museum, 1 Dickson Street, Echuca
Two photographers visiting Echuca from the Victorian Goldfields exchanged their wagon for a boat of river red gum of planks and rowed from Echuca to Goolwa in 1862.
Taking photos of many of the properties along the way they spent four months on the river and rowed 1700 km.
One of the photographers was Edward W Cole who founded Cole’s Book Arcade in
Melbourne and his colleague George Burnell. This collection is held by AGSA.
A TRIBUTE TO ALL THE RIVERS RUN
Echuca Historical Society Museum operates from the National Trust and Heritage Listed '1869 Echuca Police Station and Lock up complex' located in the Historic Port Precinct at 1 Dickson Street, Echuca.
The Museum is shaded by ancient Moreton Bay Fig Trees opposite the River Murray has been in operation since 1960, collecting and preserving the history of the town and area. It is a local history museum, with a strong focus on recording the early settlement along the Murray River.
Ph: 03 54801325
Post: PO Box 451, Echuca 3564
For an easy stroll or drive in the Echuca Heritage Precinct an Audio Poetry Trail is available to residents and visitors. Here several poems inspired by our heritage, the natural environment and the atmosphere of this special place can be heard. RIGHT NOW you can go to the Poetry Trail page and scroll through to listen to the poems. QR codes are displayed at the five listening stages indicated by Poetry Trail plaques. By following the map (GPS) and using a SCAN app on a smart phone visitors may listen to readings of these poems which acknowledge our early peoples those who came afterwards and the ever challenging river and bush.
Echuca Historical Society is a local history museum, with a strong focus on recording the early settlement along the Murray River, and has an extensive collection of photos and archives including the Riverine Herald from 1864 and Council Rate Books from 1863 on microfilm which can be accessed by request. Prior notice would be appreciated.
Many documents and memorabilia can be found at the Museum including river charts, records of floods and paddlesteamers that travelled up and down the mighty Murray along with stories of men and women who made their life in Echuca.
SELF GUIDED WALK
Self Guided Walk Brochure of CBD & Heritage Precinct is available at Echuca Historical Society or Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre or download here.
Coach Tour of Echuca Heritage Precinct (1 Hour)
Contact Tour Guide – Gwen Potter on 0456223184
ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED TO:
WALKING TOURS FOR STUDENTS - see School Projects Page.
GUIDED HISTORIC TOWN WALK
Tours leave Echuca Historical Society Museum at 1 Dickson Street Echuca.
Join tour guide Gwen Potter for an informative and easy one hour walk through Echuca’s Heritage area. Gwen has lots of tales to tell
Autumn (March -May) & Springtime Walks (Sept-Nov) by arrangement - min 6 adults.
Adult $15.00 pp
Students 16 years+ $5pp Groups 10+ $12.00 pp
Child under 16 Free
Bookings preferred by 4.30pm the day prior.
For bookings and further information:
Tour Guide – Gwen Potter on 0456223184 to arrange a suitable time (CASH ONLY)