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Point Turton, Yorke Peninsula
Title : Point Turton, Yorke Peninsula Point Turton, Yorke Peninsula
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Date of creation : ca. 1910
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 115 x 160 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Distant view of Point Turton and its jetty on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

The Point Turton jetty was initially built to for loading imports and exports for nearby Warooka. Construction of the jetty was completed in October 1877. At this time the jetty's length was 91.5 metres; in 1882 a further 12 metres was added and when BHP commenced quarrying for limestone nearby in the early 20th century, the jetty was increased again to its current length of 127 metres. Much of the infrastructure of the jetty was replaced in 1954, but the port closed in 1962 and the jetty is now used for recreation rather than industry.

Period : 1884-1913
Place : Point Turton
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Collins, Neville. The jetties of South Australia: past and present, Woodside, S.A. : Neville Collins, 2005, pp. 122

Internet links :

Manning Index of South Australian History See: Place names: T: Tyron-Two Wells: Point Turton

Yorke Peninsula [South Australian Tourism Commission] See: Town directory: Point Turton



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