October 29, 1985: Prince Charles & Princess Diana open a fountain on the Seventh street lawns near the SE Asia Memorial & visit the local arts center in Mildura. In Echuca, they recomission an old Murray River paddle steamer. Then, climb aboard for a short ride. Day 3
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River in Victoria. Echuca, an Aboriginal name meaning "Meeting of the Waters" is indicative of the role rivers have played in the town's existence. Echuca is situated close to the junction of the Goulburn, Campaspe and Murray Rivers. Its location at the closest point of the Murray to Melbourne contributed to its development as a thriving river port city during the 19th century.