The Grand Old Man of the Murray - SA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -34.034168 139.669998
DMS: 34º 02' 3.01" S 139º 40' 11.99" E
UTM: 54 H 6233258mN 377222mE
Altitude: 39m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


139.75kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 175 km (2 hours 6 mins)
635.49kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 790 km (8 hours 24 mins)

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3 Second St
Morgan SA 5320
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Captain King was born in Glasgow in 1840 and was an early Pioneer of the Murray River paddleboats. At the age of 25, he built his first boat ‘Moira’ and was followed by the building of ‘Cheviot’, ‘Princess Royal’ and ‘Jupiter’. In 1889 he went int0 partnership and established the River Murray Navigation Co. Ltd and became involved in the building of many River Paddle steamers including ‘Jane Eliza : Gem’, ‘Pearle’, ‘Ellen’ and ‘Ruby’. Eventually as the sole owner, he sold out to the Gem Navigation Company.
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Closest Weather Station

Gluepot at 24/09:00am CST
Distance from The Grand Old Man of the Murray 51.72km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot)
Distance from The Grand Old Man of the Murray 51.72km NE
Mean Max. °C33.832.729.025.020.517.216.919.022.625.329.231.1
Mean Min. °C15.815.512.
Mean Rain mm14.824.317.017.618.824.521.818.621.625.531.136.7

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