Murray River, Victoria, Australia

The Murray River, Victoria, Australia

The iconic Murray River. for years the highway of outback Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. The water supply for the food bowl of Australia. Without it much of the outback areas of these states would be uninhabitable. But the Murray provides the lifeblood, the water, that makes a vast variety of food grow.

Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Joe Mortelliti's life long love, from when he was first given a Brownie camera as a boy, was photography. It was the focus of his work life for many years. He loved to travel with his wife Marion to as many parts of Australia as he could. He had the ability to 'see' the beauty of our land in such a way that he could photograph it for the delight of others. These photos are a legacy that he has left us. Used by permission and with appreciation.
Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Head in a stump, Barmah redgum forest, on the Murray River, Victoria, Australia
Head in a stump, Barmah redgum forest, on the Murray River, Victoria, Australia. This is the largest redgum forest in the world and is located near township of Barmah in Victoria. A four wheel drive track follows the edge of the Murray River and enables you to travel and view this wonderful place. The hole within the old stump is shaped like a human head, complete with neck, nose and mouth. April 2004.

Copyright © Joe Mortelliti Photography

For sale as Greeting Cards, Photographic Prints, Matted Prints, Mounted Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and Posters

Gunbower Island, between Gunbower Creek and the Murray River, Victoria, Australia
Gunbower Island, between Gunbower Creek and the Murray River, Victoria, Australia. Near Cohuna, Gunbower Island is 50 km long and is sandwiched between Gunbower Creek and the Murray River in Victoria. Gunbower Island is the largest inland island in the world. The island is covered in magnificent red gum and box forests. April 2004.

Copyright © Joe Mortelliti Photography

About half of Gunbower Island is occupied by the new Gunbower National Park and riverside reserves.

More info on Gunbower Island can be found at Bushland Reserves of northern Victoria and the Southern Riverina.

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Paddle Steamer 'Melbourne', in the grand style of years past. Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Paddle Steamer PS Melbourne, in the grand style of years past. Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia. This is a true steam powered, side wheel, paddle steamer. April 2012.

Copyright © Willem Schultink.

Paddle Steamer PS Melbourne, in the grand style of years past. Steaming on the Murray River, Mildura, Victoria, Australia. This is a video taken in April 2012.

Copyright © Willem Schultink