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Port Augusta 1889
Title : Port Augusta 1889 Port Augusta 1889
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Creator : Edwardes, Arthur Diedrich, 1905-1970
Source : PRG 1373/39/18
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.

A view of Port Augusta showing the port. In the foreground you can see Bignell and Young's bonded store, and in the background the tall chimney of the Dunn flour mill.
Bignell and Young demolished the Old Dover Castle hotel and erected this stone bond store in 1881. In the same year they erected a two storey shop, wool store and residence at Port Augusta West.
Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)


Coverage year : 1889
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
Internet links :
Wadlata Outback Centre: History of Region. Port Augusta yesterday and today



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