Dr Jennifer Marohasy: Charles Sturt’s 1830 exploration diary records the Murray mouth being closed. A Black Swan !
Aboriginal legend and Charles Sturt’s exploration diary from 1830 record the Mouth of the Murray being closed.
This is the Black Swan that the Murray Darling Basin Authority is denying in the same way that learned opinion from centuries ago denied that there could be anything other than White Swans.
Click the following link to read Dr Marohasy’s article about Lakes Alexandrina and Albert in South Australia, the construction of sea dykes (called barrages) and the historically closed Murray Mouth.
This article appears originally in The IPA Review and can be viewed at http://www.ipa.org.au/