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“Wheels of Prosperity” Waterwheel Waterfall Finley

01/10/2016

The official opening of the Wheels of Prosperity waterfall was held on Saturday 4 September 1993 during the ‘Centenary Back To Finley’ weekend.

The waterfall, located between the Finley Lake and the Newell Highway, in the parklands which are home to the popular Finley Farmers Markets (when weather permits), comprises three dethridge wheels which recycle water over rocks. The three wheels are symbolic of the River Murray, the Mulwala Canal, and the lateral channels. They demonstrate the importance of irrigation to Finley and to the region, the Riverina Food Bowl.

The design was selected because the water wheel is a symbol of the area and it’s used widely for promotions. Funding for the project was provided through a NSW government grant, the Finley Tidy Towns Committee, Department of Water Resources, Berrigan Shire and voluntary work by tradesmen and donations from residents.

A few years ago the waterfall was given a facelift and general refurbishment to return it to its former glory.

Information and concept plans from Finley 1893 – 1993.


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