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The River Torrens or Karrawirra Parri flows through the capital city of Adelaide, South Australia. During the 19th century cargo ships were able to convey their loads up the river to the city from Port Adelaide , but this eventually gave way to rail and road transport. Nowadays the river is used only by tourist boats and rowing crew and known more for the green parklands along its banks.
Elder Park , situated on the banks on the River Torrens, is often an area of activity, being part of the cultural and governmental precinct of North Terrace. The Tasting Australia festival, held annually, is one of the events which base itself in Elder Park. The Popeye is a tourist boat which departs from Elder Park, and is an attraction quite popular with families, both local and visiting. Somewhat of an Adelaide icon, the Popeye is viewed affectionately by Adelaideans, even if quite aged.
Note that it is always referred to with the honorific "River" first, though this is not common practice in the region. For example, another large Adelaide river is named the Patawalonga River .
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