Koondrook: in the bed of the Murray, drought, 1915
Koondrook: in the bed of the Murray, drought, 1915,
Black and white photo, 1915
Collection of the Cohuna and District Historical Society
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Cohuna and District Historical Society
Because of dry years from 1904, severe El Niño events in 1914 and 1915, and the pumping of water for irrigation, in 1915 the River Murray dried up completely. Families took the opportunity to picnic in the river bed at Koondrook.