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The jetty at Balgowan in South Australia
Title : The jetty at Balgowan in South Australia The jetty at Balgowan in South Australia
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Date of creation : ca. 1910
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 145 x 20 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The jetty at Balgowan in South Australia where a small sailing ship is anchored and a steamship approaches in the distance.


The first jetty at Balgowan was erected in 1881, but was too close to a reef to the west of Point Warrene. The jetty was 36.5 metres long and at low water the mooring depth was only 1.4 metres. A new jetty was required as the town grew and grain yields increased. It was opened at a different location on 23 July 1907. The new jetty was 116 metres long and gave 2.3 metres depth at low tide. It was used until 1950 and damaged in a storm during 1953, reduced in length in 1967 and completely destroyed in a storm in 1981.

Subjects
Period : 1884-1913
Place : Balgowan
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Collins, Neville. The jetties of South Australia: past and present, Woodside, S.A. : Neville Collins, 2005, pp. 132-133

Normandale, Harold. To and about Yorke Peninsula, [Stirling, S. Aust.] : H. Normandale, c1983, pp. 70-71

Internet links :

Manning Index of South Australian History See: Place names: B: Baldon-Balhannah: Balgowan

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts See: Heritage: Quick links: Australian Heritage Database - search for place name Balgowan


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