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Canadian visitors on a beach near Port Julia
Title : Canadian visitors on a beach near Port Julia Canadian visitors on a beach near Port Julia
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Date of creation : ca. 1911
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

A group of men standing and sitting with a horse drawn wagon on a beach near Port Julia, Yorke Peninsula; they are identified as being Canadian bulk handling experts visiting South Australia. Arthur Searcy, president of the South Australian Marine Board, and chairman of the Harbors Board, is standing second from the left.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a boom time for the grain producers of the Yorke Peninsula. Port Julia was in the ideal position to capitalise on this, located just across St Vincent Gulf from Port Adelaide.

In those days ketches would transport the produce directly from the jetty at Port Julia to waiting ships at the Port Adelaide wharves.

By the 1950s bulk handling was common place on the Peninsula, and most of its grain left via Wallaroo, winding down activities at Port Julia.
Period : 1884-1913
Place : Port Julia
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Collins, Neville. The jetties of South Australia: past and present, Woodside, S.A.: Neville Collins, 2005

Cook, Diana. The Striding years: a history of the Minlaton District Council area, Minlaton, S. Aust.: Minlaton District Council?, 1980
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