Australia's Great River tells the story of a region that has a character and a personality of its own. Ever since the land along the Great River was first opened up, the pioneer's strength of purpose has been a consistent force, both in the individual's efforts to turn hopes into reality and in community achievement. Through the concerted effort of countless men and women the Murray region has been built into Australia's most important primary producing area.
Australia's Great River is a book about the interplay of people and their surroundings. Its constant theme is the way in which men and women have responded to the multiform challenge.