Geography -Yr10

Outline the reasons for competition over the Murray River's water resources in the late nineteenth century.

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  1. During the second half of the 19th century, river shipping was of great importance, but, with growing competition from railways and demand for irrigation water (first used at Mildura in 1886), navigation practically ceased.
    In other words they used the water for agriculture so there was not enough to float the boats.

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