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2-3 Nov 2014 - Waikerie SA

Waikerie is a rural town in the Riverland region of South Australia on the south bank of the Murray River.

The name Waikerie is said to mean 'many wings', after the giant swift moth 'wei kari', the name given by the original indigenous community. It's an appropriate name, considering the teeming birds of the lagoons and wetlands that edge the river. Waikerie was established in 1894 when its first settlers arrived by paddle steamer.