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Randell, William Richard (1824 - 1911)

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Paddle-steamer owner and Politician
Born: 2 May 1824  Sidbury, Devon, England.  Died: 4 March 1911  South Australia, Australia.
William Richard Randell was the first man to put a steamboat on the Murray River. He had the boat, Mary Ann, built in 1852-53, extending it to 75 feet in 1854 and joining it with a new hull, in 1855, mounting the single paddle-wheel between the two hulls and renaming it Gemini.
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Modified: 2 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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