Following on from my previous post about Eliezer Hainsworth Dodd here are some photos of the P.S. Mundoo which he built in 1875.
Bow view of ‘P.S. Mundoo’ and barge, near a semi-submerged barge, at edge of river, possibly Darling River, New South Wales with crew unloading iron sheet and other materials circa 1887.
Part side view of ‘P.S. Mundoo’ with ‘Duck’ barge, loading wool using a flying fox with pulley, loaded from the high river bank at Bourke, New South Wales circa 1887.
Eliezer operated the Mundoo on the Murray and Darling rivers, transporting goods to outlying stations and towns and bringing back wool to be exported to England, until his death in 1900. More information about Australia’s river trading paddle steamers can be found here http://travelling-australia.info/Infsheets/Rivertrade.html