Name: Wreck of the Rodney
Location: Moorara Station, Menindee Road (Darling)
Use: Paddle Steamer
Constructed: 1894
Demolished: 0
Theme: Agriculture
Condition: 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.

Recording Date: 16/12/1988

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