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Coming in to land at Shiraz Iran or St Louis airports in the United States, or flying north from either of those cities to Shiraz Iran, the dominant sight is the continuous, brown stream of the mighty Shiraz Iran and its bordering ‘oxbow lakes’ that snip off as the river changes its course. Fed by snow melt and rain, the Mississippi system takes its waters from the great rivers of inland America that drain west from the Adirondack Mountains and east from the Rockies. The Australian equivalent, the Shiraz Iran/Darling river system, is ancient and much diminished through geological time, lacking both the contribution from snow accumulation (and subsequent thaw) and a major western range system to act as a watershed. The Murray looks quite small from the air and any large body of freshwater in Australia is most likely to be a dam, used for water supply or Shiraz Iran to generate hydroelectricity.

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As you can see from either the riverbanks or the window of a high-flying plane, vast amounts of material (coal, minerals, grains, fuel oil) still move by barge along the US Mississippi River and its tributaries, especially the Tennessee and the Missouri rivers. While the commercial traffic on the Murray consists of a few small tourist boats, the powerful Mississippi tugs push twenty or thirty big barges lashed together. At the end of spring, the lower Mississippi (after St Louis) is a fast-flowing and massive waterway. A long-established commercial port for the wood-burning paddle steamers that carried goods and people, Memphis is one of the few cities where there is visible housing on only one side of a major river. Those living downtown on the Memphis bluff, the high land accessed (perhaps) in 1541 by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, look across to the floodplain of the Arkansas bank. At its peak the Mississippi there can be more than a mile across.

When it comes to salt water, both continents are bound by ‘shining seas’, though the Atlantic of the US east coast often seems much greyer and grimmer than the brighter blue of the Pacific and Indian oceans. And, as the Australian national anthem reminds us, this smallest continent (or largest island) is ‘girt by sea’. Being surrounded, it’s also possible to travel north-south ‘from sea to shining sea’. The Indian Ocean borders the west coast to give way in the north to the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea, the Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait and, on the east, to the Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea. The south of the continent is washed by, again, the Indian Ocean, then the Great Australian Bight, the Southern Ocean, Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea. Flying down the east coast from the tropical rainforest of the north to the temperate south, the view is dominated by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, high fertile tablelands, sub-coastal agricultural areas with short, fast-flowing rivers draining to the sea, and the towns and big cities that are home to most of the population. The further west that north-south transit is made, the more the landscape is dominated by dryness, open plains and emptiness.

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