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The Enterprise – Flash interactive

 

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Interactives (requires Flash)

The Enterprise: paddle steamer on the Murray (2.7mb)
Explore the PS Enterprise and examine a map of the river system which it travelled on.
For 8-12 year olds.

The Enterprise: paddle steamer on the Darling (2.7mb)
Captain the PS Enterprise on a graphically animated trade mission up the Darling River in 1890.
For 8-12 year olds.

Overview

The Enterprise: paddle steamer on the Murray
Find out more about life and work on Australia's Murray River in 1890 with the help of the captain's 10-year-old daughter. Explore the Museum's restored paddle steamer, Enterprise and find out about how it was built, its purpose before exploring inside where Milly's family lived and worked.

Finally, take the wheel and embark and captain the Enterprise on a 3D journey of the Murray River.

The Enterprise: paddle steamer on the Darling
Explore an authentic hand-drawn map of the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Darling rivers, containing one river captain's special symbols for obstacles and landmarks along the way.

Then jump inside, grab the wheel and captain the Enterprise paddle steamer on a graphically animated trade mission up the Darling River in 1890.

Pick up a load of wool from a wharf-side station and deliver it to a waiting British wool clipper. Along the way you'll need to use the captain's river chart to avoid pitfalls.

For more information about the Enterprise, see collection highlights.