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Jetty at Port Rickaby
Title : Jetty at Port Rickaby Jetty at Port Rickaby
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Place Of Creation : Port Rickaby
Date of creation : ca. 1879
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 208 x 158 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Bullock wagon carting goods to and from the Port Rickaby jetty

In 1877 Thomas Rickaby was instrumental in lobbying for the construction of the jetty at the port named for him. This was needed for exporting grain grown locally on the Yorke Peninsula. The original jetty was completed in 1879 and was lengthened several times to accommodate the mooring of a number of grain ships at one time. At completion the jetty measured 282 metres.

Port Rickaby's function changed with the advent of bulk grain handling and transport at Wallaroo in 1958, and the town became more of a holiday retreat.

In the 1960s the jetty was reduced in length, and is now used for recreational fishing.

Related names :

Rickaby, Thomas, 1820-1916

Coverage year : 1879
Place : Port Rickaby
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Carmichael, Ern, The ill-shaped leg: a story of the development of Yorke Peninsula , Fullarton, S. Aust., 1973

Collins, Neville C., The jetties of South Australia: past and present, Woodside, S.A.: Neville Collins, 2005, page 129

Cyclopedia of South Australia in two volumes, edited by H.T. Burgess, Facsimile edition Hampstead Gardens, S.A.: Austaprint, 1978 vol. 2, p. 675-676

Parsons, Allan, Yorke Peninsula ... a resident's views , Yorketown, S. Aust.: A. Parsons, 1987

Internet links :
Port Rickaby - SA Tourism website
Exhibitions and events :

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



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