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First South Australian tramway
Title : First South Australian tramway First South Australian tramway
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Date of creation : ca. 1860
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 90 x 140 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

View of the first South Australian horse drawn tramway which ran between Goolwa and Port Elliot to carry cargo from steamers on the River Murray to sea-going vessels.

This section of track is now used to carry the Cockle Train (the wide sandy beaches around Goolwa are well known for cockles) a passenger train that operates during school holidays, on public holidays and most weekends.

Coverage year : 1854
Region : Fleurieu Peninsula
Further reading :

Bird, Kim. South Coast limited: a history of the Victor Harbor and Milang railway lines in South Australia, Adelaide: Australian Railway Historical Society, South Australian Division, 1972

Linn, Rob. A land abounding: a history of the Port Elliot and Goolwa region, South Australia, Goolwa, SA: Alexandrina Council, 2001

Ramsey, John. The Victor Harbor railway line: pictorial review, Adelaide: Australian Railway Historical Society, c1984

Thompson, Malcolm H. Rails and the river : a history of the southern railway system and the River Murray shipping, 1854-1885, Goolwa, SA : Alexandrina Council, 2004
Internet links :

SteamRanger Enthusiast Website See: Lineside Guides - Goolwa-Victor

Victor Harbor Tourism See: Attractions: Steam Ranger Cockle Train



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