The History of Irrigation
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The irrigation system in the NSW Murray Valley was developed by the NSW Government between the 1930s and 1960s. It remained under government control and operation until 1995 when it was privatised under the irrigator-owned company Murray Irrigation Limited.

The information presented here is based on material collated for an exhibition as part of Murray Irrigation’s 10th anniversary celebrations in 2005.

Please click here to start viewing the Exhibition posters (read text and/or download a PDF), or select from the list below.

 Settling a dryland
 Disputed waters
 Work begins
 Putting the "River" into Riverina
 Crossing the Edward River
 A changing workforce
 Lawson Syphons construction details
 Irrigation expands
 Growing rice
 Too much water
 Continuing growth
 Rising watertables
 Self determination
 Environmental stewardship
 Challenges (2005)

Historic Irrigation Launch

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