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Captain Cadell

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Captain Cadell ( -1880)

1880 Obituary [1]

The death is announced of Captain Cadell, one of the first to demonstrate the practicality of navigating the Murray.

In 1851 Captain Cadell embarked at Swan Hill, on the Upper Murray, in a frail boat, constructed of canvas and barrel hoops, and descended beyond Lake Victoria, a distance of 1500 miles. This first proved to South Australia the possibility of navigating the Murray for so great a distance, and opened the way to that great river traffic which now forms no insignificant portion of intercolonial trade.....[more]

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