Murray River Sub-State (S4)


Albury-Wodonga 53,507+29,710=83,217,_New_South_Wales,_Victoria


Alexandra 2,141,_Victoria

Beechworth 2,645

Benalla 9,129

Bendigo 89,995

Conargo 188

Corowa 5,605

Corryong 1,228

Culcairn 1,120

Deniliquin 7,431

Echuca 12,358

Euroa 2,776

Finley 2,054,_New_South_Wales

Gannawarra 11,665

Holbrook 1,263,_New_South_Wales


Jerilderie 768

Khancoban 281

Mansfield 4,052,_Victoria

Marysville ????,_Victoria

Mildura 30,016

Moama 3,331

Morven 464,_New_South_Wales

Moulamein 330

Mulwala 1,986,_New_South_Wales

Rand 210,_New_South_Wales

Rutherglen 1,990,_Victoria

Seymour 6,063,_Victoria

Shepparton 38,773

Swan Hill 9,894

Tocumwal 1,860

Towong 281,_Victoria

Tumbarumba 1,487

Wahgunya 809

Walbundrie 190

Walwa 268,_Victoria

Wanganella 235,_New_South_Wales

Wangaratta 16,845

Yackandandah 663,_Victoria

Yarrawonga  5,727,_Victoria


Menindee S1,S2,S3,S4,S5



Albury-Wodonga Campus



Darling R catchment (north)

MIA catchment (north)

Snowy Mountains (east)

Victorian Alps (south)

Grampian Mountains (south)

Great Dividing Range (south)

Murray River Foreshore catchment (west)


Murray R

and its tributaries, including:

  • Billabong Ck
  • Campaspe R
  • Edward R
  • Goulburn R
  • Gunbower Ck
  • Kiewa R
  • Loddon River
  • Mitta Mitta R
  • Ovens R
  • Swampy Plains R
  • Wakool R

State Pin


Alpine National Park

Black Spur

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park

Table Top Mountain Gerogery north of Albury near Lake Hume

Hume Weir Wall across the Murray River creating Lake Hume

Hume Dam (Hume Weir) across the Murray River

Bethanga Bridge spanning Lake Hume (Hume Weir)

Murray River Albury-Wodonga

Hume Weir

Hume Weir

Hume Weir looking towards Tallangatta

Noreuil Park Albury on the Murray

Paddlesteamer PS Cumberoona on the Murray River, Albury

Murray River, Albury

Red river gum wetlands

Hume Dam, emptying earlier

Corryong, at sunset

Bushfire, Bendigo

Billabong Creek, near Culcairn

Billabong Creek, Walbundrie

Lake Eildon, drying out

Tintaldra Hotel, near Corryong on the Murray

Murrain Yerrein Creek

Murrain Yerrein Ck


Outside Beechworth

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Thanks for checking this sub-State out.

This sub-State is prepared on the a-political concept that if you are interested in 'place' in Australia, the most important aspect that defines 'place', is the 'flow of water'. The Senate is interested in 'place'.

This sub-State defines its boundaries at the top of the ridge, where water flows one way rather than the other. This leads to a very interesting 'place'.

We are seeking a debate with people who live in this proposed new sub-State. We know we've got the sub-State pretty well correct; after all, it's just geography. But if you live in this sub-State you can tell us a lot of interesting things.

- Do these boundaries define a place that is unique; different to every other State in Australia? We think that that is probably quite likely.

- Is it a great place, worthy of recognition?

- Upon formation, what should be the name of this sub-State? Who would be the Chief Officer? Who would be the Senator who represents this sub-State?

- Many other interesting things!

We think that this is a great new concept of Statehood based on real concepts that define life in this particular sub-State. What do you think?


























































































































































Aboriginal Australia:

  • Ngarigo
  • Jaitmatan
  • Wavaroo
  • Taungurong
  • Ngaraiillam
  • Dadi Dadi
  • Wadi Wadi
  • Wemba Wemba
  • Baraba Baraba
  • Yorta Yorta
  • Djadjawurung
  • Djabwurung
  • Jardwadjali
  • Wergaia
  • Latje Latje
  • Kureinji
  • Barkindji

NOTE1: Likely indicators only; for original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991 & restrictions on its copy & use, see Aboriginal Australia Map

NOTE2: The red line is part of the original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991. The black line is added by Bloggerme for discussion only. It shows the likely State boundary based on the flow of water only. As "the ridge" (See FOWTOR) naturally impacts on the development of the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia, the proposed border is often identical to the group boundary shown on the Aboriginal Australia Map. This is as was expected. Variations are social/historical & result in a particular language, social or nation group being represented in two adjoining States.





Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Murray Basin region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See This sub-state, Murray River Sub-State (S4), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Murray Basin region". CSIRO's Murray Basin region coincides with BloggerMe's S2,S3,S4,S5.

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