Old buildings in Goolwa

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Old building in historic Goolwa, South Australia

Over the last few days I have written about a tour of the historic town of Goolwa south of Adelaide. We went with my friend Rod and his wife in their wonderful old 1928 Model A Ford.

During our time in Goolwa we stopped several times to go for a walk, looking around at some of the old historic towns still being used today.

Goolwa was a very important town in the development of South Australia. It was even considered at one point for building of the capital of the state.

The Port of Goolwa served the enormous river boat trade of the Murray-Darling River system, Australia’s major river. Its mouth is a few kilometres from the town. Farming produce and goods for the towns along the rivers were transported in the early days of colonial Australia. The advancing railway network soon brought this trade to an end. Now the river boats are returning as tourist interest in the river system increases. Now many house boats ply these waters.

Old building in historic Goolwa, South Australia

Old building in historic Goolwa, South Australia

Old building in historic Goolwa, South Australia

Old building in historic Goolwa, South Australia

 

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