Riverland Blog

Winter in the Riverland is warm...

Just back home to Renmark this week after a weekend in Melbourne where the temperature hovered around 5 degrees with a chilly wind chill and rain. It was Melbourne as we all know it can be, and with that comes the realisation that we are lucky in winter in the Riverland, you forget that even though our winters are colder than our very hot summers, relatively speaking Riverland winters are mild and they are much warmer than most of southern Australia.

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Captain William Drage was a legendary riverboat man of the Murray River paddle steamer era. In his book, Riverboats and Rivermen, co-authored with Michael Page in 1976, he wrote “I was a river lad from the moment I was born at Renmark on the Murray River, on 30 May 1901.

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