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    Pioneer Settlement Museum

    by metteks Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Pioneer Settlement Museum

    The Pioneer Settlement Museum has recreated life in the Murray-Mallee area from the period of 1830-1930. They have saved and restored over fifty historic buildings and other major exhibits and created a unique total experience.

    A special thing to do at the settlement is to do a trip on the paddlesteamer Pyap, which was built in 1896.
    You can also try the "Queen of the Murray" the PS Gem, which is the largest paddlesteamer to navigate the Murray River.

    It is a neat place just to walk around and wonder what Australia used to be like in the good old days. It is also possible to buy old-type candies and different things in the shops.

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    The Gem

    by Kate-Me Written Oct 24, 2003

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    In its heyday last century, the Gem was the largest paddlesteamer to ply its trade up and down the huge length of the Murray river.

    Now it sits berthed, in quite a bad state of disrepair, waiting to be restored, a project which appears to be underway and will cost $300,000, to restore it to its former glory.

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    Pioneer Village

    by Kate-Me Updated Oct 24, 2003

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    The Gem

    The Swan Hill Pioneer Village is said to have been Australia's first open air museum, built in the 1960's to represent the time a century before, with wooden huts and other buildings within a reconstructed pioneer township (also with sound and light show at night).

    This old paddlesteamer, the Gem, stands outside the settlement.

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