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Pine Point
Title : Pine Point Pine Point
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Creator : Wenmouth, Bernice M.; photographer
Source : The Wenmouth Collection : Yorke Peninsula
Date of creation : ca. 1970
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

General view of Pine Point on Yorke Peninsula

Pine Point is a popular holiday area good for fishing, sailing and crabbing. Pine Point attracted settlers well in advance of the proclamation of Muloowurtie in 1874. The name reverted to Pine Point in 1940. Sheep were overlanded from the eastern side of the Gulf and where the mallee scrub was too thick for their passage, they were moved along the beach at Black Point at low tide. The first flock arrived in 1846.

As the scrub was rolled the land was opened up and dams and tanks were excavated. When these dried over the summer months, water was carted from wells at Pine Point. Later agriculture arrived on the peninsula and Pine Point became one of the many small ports where the ketches could pull in and be loaded directly from the drays. A chute or slide was installed in 1927, which greatly facilitated the loading.

In October 1967 the ketch Yongala took the last cargo of grain off from Pine Point, sailing across the Gulf to Port Adelaide. Bulk grain handling facilities at Ardrossan, Wallaroo and Port Giles had gradually and irrevocably supplanted the ketch trade and the small ports of the peninsula.

Coverage year : 1970
Place : Pine Point
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Muloowurtie Centenary 1874-1974, celebrated October 11th & 13th, 1974 Photocopy

Normandale, Harold To and about Yorke Peninsula [Stirling, S. Aust.]: H. Normandale, c1983 P35-36

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

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