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Wheat stack at the Loxton landing
Title : Wheat stack at the Loxton landing Wheat stack at the Loxton landing
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Date of creation : 1912
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Wheat bags stacked high under a shed roof on the river bank at Loxton landing, the remainder of the bags stacked at the side, with a low river on the left.

The wheat harvest always coincided with low water on the river, and thousands of bags of wheat would be stacked up on the wharf awaiting transport to market. Loxton successfully argued for railway to carry the harvest to Port Adelaide for shipment overseas. In 1914 the new railway was opened with wheat the main shipment out and the fertilizer superphosphate on the return. The railway station is now part of an historical pioneer village.

Coverage year : 1912
Place : Loxton
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

South Australian Railways History of railway construction and operation from 1854 [Adaide, 1970?]

Donovan and Associates Railway heritage of South Australia: a report commissioned by the National Trust of South Australia [Adelaide]: Donovan and Associates, 1992

Linn, Rob Community of strength: Loxton & its people Loxton, SA: District Council of Loxton Waikerie, 2007

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