Carolyn and Greg's Nomadic Adventures travel blog

Old Gaol

Murray meets the Darling

Fergie garden


22nd April

Today we are went to Wentworth about 30kms away.Visiting the gaol, one of the oldest designed Australian gaols.Built during 1879 /1881 and operated till 1927.In 1962 they utilised the gaol when there were riots.Quite an eerie feeling for me when walking around.We ventured across the road to the Rotary Museum.Where we found a great range of displays and replicas of animals.We watched a video about the 1956 flood and and how they used the little grey TEA20 Ferguson tractor to save the town from inundation.

Time for lunch, after refuelling at the local bakery we headed out to Junction park, lock 10 and weir where the Darling meets the Murray.You can notice the difference in the waters, the Darling 2740km long and the Murray 2530.This is the fourth largest river catchment system in the world and is formed by the Great Dividing range(stops inland rivers from reaching the ocean.

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