Navigation of the River Murray

South Australian Register

18 January 1853

In the last advices received from Capt. Cadell, at Sydney, and dated the 28th December, it is stated that the machinery for the steamer cannot be entirely finished before the month of February.

The boat is also reported to be much larger and more powerful than originally intended, and will certainly equal, if not surpass, the expectations of the Local Government and the public of South Australia. Capt. Cadell has visited Albury, and is certainly of opinion that when the floods are up the steamers will be able to reach that town, the inhabitants of which look forward to the event with eagerness.

Gundagai on the Murrumbidgee will also be accessible, in Capt. Cadell's opinion, at the most important season of the year.

He expects to be on the River before it falls.