From the mysterious to the mundane, the Yarra River is a central feature in many of the stories that make up Melbournes history. The Victoria Police Museums latest exhibition, Yarra: Morgues, Murder and Mayhem, peers deep into the depths of our rivers history to uncover stories of daredevil stuntmen, grisly murders and unrestrained industry. The exhibition gives a snapshot of the different lives lived on the rivers banks and reveals the diversity of events and uses that have shaped Melbournes famous waterway. Discover how a linguistic bungle led to the naming of the Yarra; why Melbourne was once known as Smelbourne and why police decided to preserve the head of a murdered woman in a jar in 1898.
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