Yarra A Diverting History Of Melbourne s Murky River It was John Wedge Batman s private surveyor who named the Yarra Yarra In September he was at the Turning Basin with some Kulin and heard them identify the river as it came over the Falls as he
It was John Wedge, Batman s private surveyor, who named the Yarra Yarra In September 1835 he 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 itselfIt was John Wedge, Batman s private surveyor, who named the Yarra Yarra In September 1835 he 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 itself.And 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 extinction.In 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 river.Erudite, 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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