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A vital link [sound recording] : the Euston to Robinvale Murray River crossing : Oral History Program / RTA
Bib ID 4189300
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Online Versions
Description [Surry Hills, N.S.W.] : NSW Roads and Traffic Authority, c2007 
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (86 p. : col. ill., col. ports. ; 30 cm.) 
ISBN 9781921242724
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Summary

"In 2004, the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority in conjunction with VicRoads began construction of a new bridge to replace the ageing bridge structure on the Murray River between Robinvale (Victoria) and Euston (New South Wales). The crossing is crucial to the interaction of the two communities and is also an essential connection to the regional centre in Mildura. Its construction involved the complete removal of the old crossing and the only part of the old structure which now survives is the lift span, which has been erected in a nearby park in Robinvale as a permanent historical display. This book and oral history CD, to commemorate the opening of the new bridge, were commissioned by the NSW Roads and Transport Authority to complement the extensive written history of the crossing and the towns and districts that surround it. Fifteen local residents and the Project Manager of the new crossing were interviewed on digital audio ..."--Booklet (Introduction)

Partial contents
  • [CD track list:]1. Introduction, indigenous history, river trade (5:06)
  • 2. Robin Cuttle, early days in Robinvale, building the first crossing
  • 3. Deaths during construction, opening day of the old bridge
  • 4. Trains across the bridge, the Great Depression
  • 5. The Second World War, Kay Grose?s arrival at Robinvale
  • 6. The last train, the McGinty?s house
  • 7. Soldier Settlers, the table grape industry
  • 8. Reinventing themselves, dangers on the bridge
  • 9. The deteriorating bridge, plans for a new crossing
  • 10. The Community Consultative Committee, various options
 
Notes

"Researched and compiled from interviews conducted by: Frank Heimans, Cinetal Productions Pty Ltd, Cremorne NSW 2090 ... for: NSW Roads and Traffic Authority ..."--Verso report cover.

"RTA/Pub. 07.208"--CD label and verso booklet cover.

"June 2007"--Verso booklet cover.

Selected interview excepts from the compilation CD are also available as sound files and can be downloaded from the RTA website. On 31/07/2007 available at: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/environment/downloads/euston_robinvale/sound_files_dl1.html.

Selected for preservation.

Subjects New South Wales. Department of Main Roads -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Bridges -- Victoria -- Murray River -- History.  |  Bridges -- New South Wales -- Murray River -- History.  |  Euston (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  Robinvale (Vic.) -- History.
Other authors/contributors Heimans, Frank, 1943-  |  Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW  |  Cinetel Productions  |  Oral History Program
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Euston to Robinvale Murray River crossing [sound recording] : Oral History Program

Oral History Program [sound recording]

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