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I live in Port Augusta (images 11-20)
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Creator : Billett, Sue
Source : State Library of South Australia
Place Of Creation : Port Augusta [S.Aust.]
Publisher : M. Arnold
Date of creation : 1988
Additional Creator : Arnold, Margie Laurence, Sonja
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of Margie Arnold, Sue Billett and Sonja Laurence. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from Margie Arnold, Sue Billett and Sonja Laurence and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

This children's book compiled in 1988 gives an insight into contemporary life in Port Augusta. It makes an interesting comparison to the Port Augusta that Charlotte Besley writes and describes in her diary (link to template here) almost 100 years earlier in 1887.

Port Augusta's future is looking good. It's geographical position "at the crossroads of Australia", and advantaged by the road and extended rail network to Darwin make it ideally suited as a regional service centre, and as a road and rail hub. This will help Port Augusta take advantage of the proposed Olympic Dam expansion and the mining boom predicted for South Australia's far north. As economic prosperity flows from the mid north, it will help Port Augusta increase the infrastructure and range of leisure activities it is able to offer to its resident population.
Related names :

Port Augusta (S. Aust)

Coverage year : 1988
Period : 1980-2000
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

Mayes, Reginald John, Pictorial history of Port Augusta Adelaide: Rigby, 1974

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