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River Murray: a water source
Title : River Murray: a water source River Murray: a water source
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Creator : SA Water
Source : The River Murray : a water source : SA Water celebrating 150 years : [poster]
Place Of Creation : South Australia
Date of creation : 2006
Additional Creator : South Australian Water Corporation
Format : Poster
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Poster includes photograph of "Painting the Morgan - Whyalla pipeline between Port Augusta and Whyalla, 1944" from the SA Water Collection. Issued by the Government of South Australia and SA Water.

Port Augusta's early growth was hampered by the lack of a good drinking-water supply.

There were various attempts during the 1920s and 1930s to overcome water shortage issues with householders sinking bores, and a movement to dam the junction of the Saltia and Albury Creeks and even the town corporation sought to sink a 100m deep bore.

The growth of Port Augusta was finally aided with the laying of the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline from the River Murray in 1944.

Related names :

River Murray

Morgan - Whyalla pipeline

Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
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