|ITEM NAME (Former Name):
||Wreck of the Rodney
||Moorara Station, Menindee Road (Darling)
|USE (Former Uses):
||Only remnant shell remains
STATEMENT OF HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE
Skeleton remains of the hull of a paddle steamer destroyed by fire. Located in the Darling River between the stations of Moorara and Polia, only visible during low river.
The ‘Rodney’ was set alight by striking shearers. The boat was carrying non-union shearers north to Tolarno Station. The remains of the steamer is a clear reminder of the turbulent confrontations surrounding the many shearers strikes of the 1890’s which significantly interrupted the pastoral industry which dominated the Shire.
Tullock D ‘The Historic Town of Wentworth.
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