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Shipping on the Yarra River

Shipping on the Yarra River

Victoria Dock, Melbourne 1913 During the early years of European settlement in Melbourne (1830s – 1840s) a sand bar at the mouth of the Yarra River prevented the passage of vessels up stream to the small settlement of Melbourne. Large vessels were forced to anchor off Sandridge (Port Melbourne) or Williamstown with passengers and luggage

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