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Port Augusta, South Australia

Port Augusta, South Australia
Welcome to Port Augusta: The crossroads of Australia
Australian Place
NamePort Augusta
StateSouth Australia
Population13,257 (2006 Census)
State DistrictStuart
Federal DivisionGrey

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Port Augusta is the fifth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla and Murray Bridge. It is a seaport and railway junction city located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and is located at the head of the Spencer Gulf, 322 km north of the state capital. Other major industries include electricity generation.

It is a natural harbour which was settled on 24 May 1852 by Alexander Elder and John Grainger. The port was named after Augusta Sophia, Lady Young, the wife of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Edward Fox Young.

Port Augusta, South Australia Video

National Roadtrain Link (NRL) International Eagle Triple Road-Train pulls out of the Inglis Road-Train Terminal on Old Tarcoola Road at Port Augusta loaded for Coles in Alice Springs.
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Two NRs pull a mixed empty steel, general freight and car train over the Hospital Road LX and past the workshops in Port Augusta, late in the afternoon
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Local Port Augusta fisherman Matt Lloyd captured this 45 kilogram monster Kingfish. the date of capture was 22 August 2009.
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This footage is taken near the harbor in Port Augusta on a cruise with Flinders & Outback Water Cruises & Day Tours. Consisting of approx 50 fish ranging from 40 plus kg to 10kg. Note the shallow water it was only arounf 4ft deep.
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Moore Bulk Haulage T904 Double Road-Train leaving Port Augusta, SA on route across the Nullarbor, WA/SA to Perth, WA
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Made by the National Film Board 1953. Port Augusta, South Australia, is distinctly an individual town with a character all its own. Here is the starting point for the long railway lines to Central and Western Australia, and the Headquarters of the Commonwealth Railways.
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April 2004: at Port Augusta South Australia a transcontinental superfreighter rolls past the shed housing Pichi Richi Railway W22. Following the railway we drive to Quorn where a Commonwealth Railways diesel heads a special back to Port Augusta.
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Various views of singles, B-Double, B-Triple, and some road trains around the Port Augusta area. I never managed to get a triple Road Train, each time I went out the Darwin road and waited, nothing turned up. But when I was driving out and couldn't stop, they went past.
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Wadlata is the Must See attraction before starting your visit to the Flinders Ranges and Outback. The Tunnel of Time is huge it really is our own special Tardis. The interactive, interpretive displays that seem to go on forever, will not only lead you to the places you may not have known about. but it will provide you with a greater understanding of the region you are about to visit. A visit is sure to get the Outbacks hooks into you. You will want to keep coming back. It really is a fun, educational experience that you will not see anywhere else in the world.
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This amazing situation was captured on film right in th harbor in Port Augusta. 9 lucky passengers witnessed a very up close & personal Dolphin experience whilst aboard Flinders & Outback Water Cruises. It was 2 males with 1 female. If you watch closely you can see the males with there penis out position themselves on the underside of the female. On a side note Dolphins & humans are the only animals that mate for fun.
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Dr Garnaut admits steel jobs could be lost in Australia - SteelGuru Tweet this news
SteelGuru--Mr Tony Abbott seized on the comments, saying Dr Garnaut had confirmed what the Prime Minister is too ashamed to admit that her carbon tax will wipe out jobs and decimate towns like -Port- Pirie and Whyalla. He said that "Workers acros - Date : Fri, 03 Jun 2011 05:23:44 GMT+00:00
Tour gets active, not radioactive - Green Left Weekly Tweet this news
Green Left Weekly---...- 10-day journey into the heart of the breathtaking semi-arid landscapes of -South Australia- and its atomic history and current uranium mining operations. A new campsite this year was at Point Lowely at the top of the Spencer Gulf, - Date : Sun, 05 Jun 2011 09:13:45 GMT+00:00
$16m expansion for Pt Augusta prison - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--More than $16 million will be spent on -Port Augusta- jail to house an extra 80 prisoners. An expansion will make the prison the largest correctional facility in -South Australia-. Correctional Services Minister Tom Koutsantonis says the extra - Date : Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:34:18 GMT+00:00
Power workers may take industrial action - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald---Australian- Services Union branch secretary Katrine Hildyard said the union had been trying to negotiate since December 2009 for workers at the Alinta-owned Northern and Playford power stations at -Port Augusta- and Leigh Creek. &a - Date : Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:14:01 GMT+00:00
Financial Planner - Port Augusta, South Australia - Eyre Peninsula Tribune Tweet this news
Eyre Peninsula Tribune--NAB presents a key opportunity for an experienced financial planner to join their -Port Augusta- team in -South Australia-. Your focus will be on servicing, retaining and providing ongoing advice to existing clients, retaining exis - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:58:20 GMT+00:00
Yes he Ken go the distance - Cowra Guardian Tweet this news
Cowra Guardian--Mr Tuckey has planned a 120000 kilometre journey from Coolah to Darwin via -Port Augusta- in -South Australia- and back home via Queensland in a Case all-terrain vehicle. The left-hand-drive vehicle is open to the elements with no doors or - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:52:39 GMT+00:00
Olympic Dam expansion moves into feasibility study stage - Creamer Media's Mining Weekly Tweet this news
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly--“The scale of this project will allow the company to continue to invest heavily in -South Australian- businesses and services, especially in the Upper Spencer Gulf region of Whyalla and -Port Augusta-,” said Dalla V - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:36:55 GMT+00:00
Modernisation of line between Melbourne & Adelaide continues - Tweet this news modernisation of the East West rail corridor continues on schedule and on budget, with a new passing loop at Bordertown (-South Australia-) on the line between Melbourne and Adelaide now built and operational. Funded as part of the Gillard La - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:36:06 GMT+00:00
$100 snags show Aussie generosity - The Transcontinental Tweet this news
The Transcontinental---Port Augusta- could well be home to the most expensive barbequed sausages in the nation. Last week a pensioner handed over a shiny green $100 for a snag and ... - Date : Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:19:34 GMT+00:00
Art - the new image of Port Augusta - The Transcontinental Tweet this news
The Transcontinental--She said -Port Augusta- had the potential to become the arts hub of -South Australia-. “We're in a great location here at the crossroads of Australia. ... - Date : Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:52:04 GMT+00:00

State & Federal :
2006 State Election
  Labor 62.3%
  Liberal 30.7%
  Family First 3.0%
  Greens 2.3%
  Democrats 1.3%
Independent 0.3%

State & Federal :
2007 Federal Election
  Labor 53.99%
  Liberal 31.4%
  Family First 4.47%
  Greens 3.86%
  National 3.32%
Independent 1.69%
  Democrats 1.27%

South Australia

TopicsHistory * Government * Flag * Culture * Transport * Rail transport * Education * Geography * Geology * South Australian English * Sport * Country Fire Service
RegionsAdelaide Hills * Barossa Valley * Clare Valley * Eyre Peninsula * Far North * Fleurieu Peninsula * Flinders Ranges * Limestone Coast * Mid North * Nullarbor Plain * Riverland * Yorke Peninsula
CitiesAdelaide * Port Augusta * Mount Gambier * Murray Bridge * Port Lincoln * Port Pirie * Victor Harbor * Whyalla

Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

CitiesPort Augusta * Port Lincoln * Whyalla
TownshipsArno Bay * Baird Bay * Ceduna * Cleve * Coffin Bay * Cowell * Cummins * Darke Peak * Denial Bay * Elliston * Iron Knob * Kimba * Kyancutta * Lock * Minnipa * Poochera * Port Kenny * Port Neill * Sceale Bay * Smoky Bay * Streaky Bay * Thevenard * Tumby Bay * Venus Bay * Wangary * Wirrulla * Wudinna * Yaninee * Yeelanna
National ParksCoffin Bay National Park * Gawler Ranges National Park * Lake Gilles Conservation Park * Lincoln National Park
IslandsFlinders Island * Neptune Island
CouncilsCeduna DC * Cleve DC * Elliston DC * Franklin Harbour DC * Kimba DC * Le Hunte DC * Lower Eyre Peninsula DC * City of Port Augusta * City of Port Lincoln * Streaky Bay DC * Tumby Bay DC * City of Whyalla

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