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    One of the treasures I bought from the NIB was Yarra, A Diverting History of Melbourne s Murky River It s still got its little yellow 32.95 sticker on the back It really is remiss of me not to have read it sooner because it s such a delightful quirky book and it briefly made me want to pack up a rucksack and go exploring along my city s fascinating river banks I have actually done a bit of hiking around Dight s Falls have boated along the river as far as an 18 foot runabout will go One of the treasures I bought from the NIB was Yarra, A Diverting History of Melbourne s Murky River It s still got its little yellow 32.95 sticker on the back It really is re...


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Yarra 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 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