Murray Darling River Junction Rest Area

GPS: -34.11105 , 141.91008
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  • Day Use Area
Cadell Street
Wentworth NSW 2648
  • Beautiful day rest and picnic area
  • Raised platform – look out across the river junction
  • Monument to the Ferguson Tractor
Last updated by Clyde Camel on 18th November, 2011
Murray Darling River Junction Rest Area is a day rest area that pays homage to the humble Ferguson Tractor.
The little grey Ferguson tractor wrote itself into the annals of local history through the integral part it played in saving Wentworth from the 1956 floods.

Flood waters raced towards Wentworth via both the Darling and Murray rivers, resulting in a third of Wentworth going under water. Wentworth became an island in an inland sea.

The tenacious will of the Wentworth people saw them stay and fight to save their town from ruin when all authorities were urging them to evacuate. The small Ferguson tractors were prevalent in the area at the time.

During the floods the roar of the little Fergies could be heard 24 hours a day as volunteers patched and built crumbling and new levee banks to fortify Wentworth from the rising waters.
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