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Grain ships at Ardrossan jetty
Title : Grain ships at Ardrossan jetty Grain ships at Ardrossan jetty
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Source : PRG 280/1/17/573, Searcy Collection
Date of creation : ca. 1919
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

This photograph shows a distant view of a fleet of grain ships at Ardrossan jetty, South Australia in about 1919. This jetty was built in 1877 and extended several years later. When BHP Billiton built a jetty two kilometres to the south of this one in 1951 and which incorporated bulk loading facilities for dolomite and grain, the old jetty became the town's fishing jetty.

Ardrossan was proclaimed in 1873, and in addition to its grain exports was noted for the development and manufacture of the stump jump plough which was also exported. As Ardrossan was never connected to the state's rail network, its port facilities were vital to the development of the town and the nearby region. The building of the bulk handling and storage facilities at Ardrossan were the first in the state and would ultimately lead to the demise of other smaller ports on Yorke Peninsula.
Coverage year : 1919
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Ardrossan
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Ardrossan and Cunningham Ward Centenary Book, 1873-1973 produced by M.L. Sanders Ardrossan: District Council of Central Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan and Cunningham Ward Centenary Committee, 1973?]
Back to Ardrossan Easter celebrations: 1873 to 1955 [Ardrossan, 1955]
Collins, Neville C The jetties of South Australia: past and present Woodside, S.A.: Neville Collins, 2005
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Exhibitions and events :

State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing exhibitions. Wooden Walls and Iron Sides August 2004-



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