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Shipping at Wallaroo jetty
Title : Shipping at Wallaroo jetty Shipping at Wallaroo jetty
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Date of creation : 1920
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 85 x 135 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Ships being loaded with bagged wheat from rail trucks on Wallaroo jetty.

Establishing regular and reliable shipping services was vital to get South Australian wheat to overseas markets. Early exporters using small ships which were unsound on the high seas found that if their grain or flour was damaged en-route their costs would not be covered. Therefore, large ships with dry holds were necessary and regular services to major ports were established from the mid-1940s.
Situated on the Yorke Peninsula, Wallaroo became a bustling port because of its proximity to the mines of the copper triangle and wheat-growing farms of the Peninsula.
Coverage year : 1920
Place : Wallaroo
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Drew, GJ. Discovering historic Wallaroo, South Australia, [Adelaide] : Dept. of Mines and Energy and the Corporation of the Town of Wallaroo, 1989



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