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01-January-2017
01-January-2017

Photographs supplied by Bryan Cole
The Centenary Steps were erected in 1936 and commemorate the pioneers of Port Elliot.

Freemans Nob was used as a lookout post for shore-base bay whaling stations in Encounter Bay in the late 1830s. The area was also used as a place to launch boats in 1842 for Hargan and Hart’s whaling station at Rosetta Head.

The port was established to provide a safe seaport for the Murray river trade which terminated at Goolwa as the Murray Mouth was deemed too treacherous and unpredictable for safe navigation. Goods and passengers were carried between Goolwa and Port Elliot on the first public railway in Australia completed in 1854.

Location

Address:The Strand, Port Elliot, 5212
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.536619
Long: 138.682532
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1936
Left Side Inscription

            Erected
CENTENARY YEAR 1936

      In Memory Of
   OUR PIONEERS

Unveiled By Mrs. M. J. Meyer

 

Right Side Inscription

          Erected 
CENTENARY YEAR 1936

      In Memory Of 
   OUR PIONEERS

Unveiled By Mrs. H. H. Handby

Source: MA
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