Tailem Bend - River Murray, South Australia.
The origins of the name Tailem Bend are obscure. The town was proclaimed in 1889. It flourished during the heyday of the railways but today the railway station is a museum and information centre. The town is well-known to South Australians as a major stopping place on the main road from Melbourne to Adelaide, and brings the first glimpse to the traveller of the Murray River. It also functions as a district centre and has a ferry to bridge the river. Heritage buildings seem to be in limited supply - even the two churches featured here date from after the Great War. They have been included because they are both quite attractive and have a Victorian look to them.
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