Name: Lock No 10
Location: Cadell Street, Wentworth
Use: River Lock and Weir
Constructed: 1929
Demolished: 0
Theme: Transport and Communications
Condition: Good

Statement of Heritage Significance:

The Boule design weir has a lower pool level 28.4 metres and an upper pool level of 31.77 metres. The lock is a chamber built alongside the weir which enables river craft to be transferred between the two stream levels. The northern bank is comprised of attractive grounds and information boards.

Lock 10 is one of 13 locks and 15 weirs on the Murray River. The purpose of the locks and weirs is to maintain a high level of water for navigation and pumping, intrinsic today to the use of the river as an irrigation source. The loading piles (young lopped red gum trees) used in construction of the Lock were transported by boat from Wangumma Station. A number of dwellings including Dr Renners old residence were removed to enable construction. A construction camp was set up opposite the current Lockmasters residence, but nothing remains.

Continued maintenance of grounds.

Drage and Page ‘Riverboats and Riverman’
Tulloch D ‘The History of Wentworth’

Recording Date: 13/11/1988

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