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Source : Wallaroo times and mining journal, 10 June 1874, p. 2,col. b-d
Place Of Creation : Wallaroo
Publisher : A.F. Taylor
Date of creation : 1874
Format : Newspaper
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The editorial examines the statistics printed in the South Australian Government Gazette of 4 June pages 961-979, which minutely recorded the exports and imports from all South Australian ports. Wallaroo was the second busiest port after Port Adelaide.

The major exports are given as copper and copper ore, wheat and other cereal grains and wool. Other exports include wine, preserved meat, skins, hides and tallow, and wattle bark for the tanning industry. Lesser quantities of fruit and eggs are also among the exports.

The article continues with the port rankings according to the value of their exports: Port Adelaide, Wallaroo, Port MacDonnell, Port Wakefield, Blanchetown, Robe, Port Pirie, and Port Caroline. Port Augusta was not listed as it was not the season for wool exports.

It should be noted that port rankings periodically changed as local industries changed. Port Pirie for instance in the late 1880s would become the outlet for the ores from Broken Hill and in the early 1850s Port Wakefield had been the second most important port in the colony.

Coverage year : 1874
Period : 1852-1883
Place : South Australia
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986
Couper-Smartt, John. Port Adelaide: tales from a "commodious harbour" Port Adelaide: Friends of the South Australian Maritime Museum, 2003
South Australian ports. Shipping and trade statistics Department of Marine and Harbors Adelaide: The Dept., [1981?]-
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