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Port Augusta 8th October 1888
Title : Port Augusta 8th October 1888 Port Augusta 8th October 1888
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Creator : Edwardes, Arthur Diedrich, 1905-1970
Source : PRG 1373/39/16
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.

In the 1880s exports of wheat and wool and imports of railway needs and inland supplies led to a boom in Port Augusta shipping. This continued through until 1892-93 when the Great Northern Railway was extended to Oodnadatta. However in 1894 until 1902 the great drought depressed the inland and stagnated shipping activity in the port.

Note in this picture the bales of wool waiting to be loaded onto the ships; also that three of the vessels have auxiliary steam.

Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

Rohilla (ship)

Oriana (ship)

SS Restitution (ship)

SS Afghan (ship)

SS Port Pirie (ship)

Coverage year : 1888
Period : 1884-1913
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

Parsons, Ronald. Southern passages: a maritime history of South Australia Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986

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