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Customs House, Port MacDonnell
Title : Customs House, Port MacDonnell Customs House, Port MacDonnell
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Source : B 2027, Port MacDonnell Collection
Date of creation : ca. 1924
Format : Photograph
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Description :

Customs House and Marine Board Offices, Port MacDonnell. The imposing two-storey building was built in 1862 by F. Reynolds of Port Adelaide for 2650 pounds. Port MacDonnell had been declared a port in 1860, and by 1874 was the second busiest port in South Australia, with nearly 870,000 pounds worth of goods passing through it over the period 1876-79. As much of this was direct import/export overseas it was essential that customs and excise be administered at the port.

The building also served as a courthouse, police station, post and telegraph office.

The building has been extensively restored and is currently [2007] a private home. Reproduced in the Observer, February 9th, 1924.
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Port MacDonnell
Region : South East
Further reading :
Duruz, Rosamund The history of Port Macdonnell Warrnambool, Vic.: PAP Book Co., 1978
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Exhibitions and events :

State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing exhibitions. Wooden Walls and Iron Sides August 2004-



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