The waters of Larne-ne-barramul

South of Newstead, the Jim Crow Creek has its confluence with the Loddon River.

The creek rises in the hills near Franklinford, an area known as Larne-ne-barramul (habitat of the emu) by the Dja Dja Wurrung people. The Jim Crow Creek is renowned for its fast-flowing crystal clear waters, which sadly have diminished over recent runs of low rainfall years. Historically this creek often continued to flow even when the Loddon had ceased to run. A few minutes by this beautiful stream certainly replenishes the spirit. Click here for some larger versions of the image set below.

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Looking downstream on the Jim Crow Creek at Clydesdale, 6th June 2016

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Wedge-tailed Eagle in the darkening sky

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River Red-gums flank the creek as it wends towards Newstead

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Yellow Box and Yellow Gums overlook the floodplain of the Jim Crow Creek

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Cane-grass in the bed of the creek

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River Red-gums roots and post-settlement alluvium

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