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Government stables, Goolwa
Title : Government stables, Goolwa Government stables, Goolwa
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Creator : Viney, E. I., photographer
Date of creation : 1939
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Old Government stables, Goolwa - built to house horses used by the Goolwa Tramways

This substantial masonry building with brick quoins was built in 1862 replacing an earlier structure. It accomodated the horse teams for the railways and coincides with the period when riverboat and railway traffic on the line was increasing. From 1885 traction on the railway became steam and the stables became vacant.

The building is now occupied by the Goolwa sub-branch of the Returned Services League (RSL).

Period : 1852-1883
Place : Goolwa
Further reading :

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

Linn, Rob A land abounding: a history of the Port Elliot & Goolwa Region, South Australia Goolwa, S. Aust.: Alexandrina Council, 2001

Tolley, J. C. South coast story : a history of Goolwa, Port Elliot, Middleton and the Murray mouth Port Elliot, S. Aust.: District Council of Port Elliot, 1982

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