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River tourism.

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 165)

River heritage: the Murray-Darling River.

This chapter examines aspects of river heritage and how the tourism industry has provided the impetus for the adaptive preservation of a significant heritage site on the Murray River, part of the larger Murray-Darling River System, Australia. The chapter commences with a brief overview of the Murray-Darling River System, examining aspects that include its flow patterns and flora and fauna. A short discussion on aspects of the history of human settlement of the river system follows. The development of the system's rural industries is briefly considered before the chapter examines the development of the river trade, which today has become a significant element of the tourism appeal of the river system. The chapter concludes with an examination of how elements of the river's built heritage based on the 19th-century river port of Echuca have been developed to support the region's tourism industry.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introducing river tourism: physical, ecological and human aspects. Author(s): Prideaux, B. Timothy, D. J. Cooper, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) River tourism in the South Asian subcontinent. Author(s): Cooper, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) River-based tourism in the USA: tourism and recreation on the Colorado and Mississippi rivers. Author(s): Timothy, D. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) The Mekong: developing a new tourism region. Author(s): Laws, E. Semone, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) River tourism: sailing the Nile. Author(s): Cooper, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 95) European waterways as a source of leisure and recreation. Author(s): Erfurt-Cooper, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 117) The Yangzi River tourism zone. Author(s): Arlt, W. G. Feng, G.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 131) Fishing the 'big rivers' in Australia's Northern territory: market diversification for the Daly River. Author(s): Carson, D. Schmallegger, D.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 147) The Amazon: a river tourism frontier. Author(s): Prideaux, B. Lohmann, G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 181) White-water tourism. Author(s): Buckley, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 197) Basin-based governance for integrated water resources management: prospects and challenges. Author(s): Fellizar, F. P., Jr.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Sustainable water resources and water security. Author(s): Nakagami, K. Nwe, K. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 239) 'The river city'? Conflicts in the development of a tourism destination brand for Brisbane. Author(s): Marzano, G. Laws, E. Scott, N.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 257) Conclusions and challenges. Author(s): Cooper, M. Prideaux, B.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Business, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934682
  • Record Number
  • 20093069367