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Port Augusta
Title : Port Augusta Port Augusta
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Creator : Edwardes, Arthur Diedrich, 1905-1970
Source : PRG 1373/39/13
Date of creation : ca.1845-1950
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Records comprising 91 volumes of photographs of ships, organised under type of ship, or ownership, and with basic caption information. The volumes were compiled by shipping enthusiast Arthur Edwardes, using original prints if available, but most commonly copy prints.

This photograph from the State Library's Edwardes Collection (PRG 1373) shows a shipping scene in Port Augusta, late 19th century. The ships pictured are the City of Adelaide (built 1864) and the Romanoff (built 1874).

In the foreground with the smoking chimney are the premises of John Dunn & Co, millers and grain merchants who opened the mill in 1880. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1926.

Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

City of Adelaide (ship)

Romanoff (ship)


Period : 1884-1913,1914-1918,1919-1927
Place : Port Augusta
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Anderson, R. J. Solid town: the history of Port Augusta, [Port Augusta, S. Aust.]: R.J. Anderson, 1988

Edwardes, Arthur Diedrich, Sail in the South: a selection from the A.D. Edwardes collection of shipping photographs in the State Library of South Australia [Text by] Ronald Parsons Adelaide: Rigby, 1975

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