Old Jetty

Myponga Beach

Just 60 Kilometres South of Adelaide you will find the small town of Myponga (Myponga is a Kaurna word meaning high cliffs) population about 540. This is what remains of the jetty that was build in 1860.

Here is just one story attached to the jetty

A jetty was built in 1860 but it’s official opening was marred by tragedy. 

“The jetty was very crowded and a woman nursing a baby got pushed off onto the rocks. She cushioned the fall of the baby which survived, but unfortunately she was killed.

The jetty serviced a healthy shipping trade for 30 years exporting local wattle bark for leather tanning, livestock and wheat. But eventually the ketch trade weaned and a big blow tore the jetty apart in 1900. Now it’s a photographer’s dream.

Extract from Postcards &Research thanks to Flinders University Cultural Tourism Degree projects.

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4 Responses to Old Jetty

  1. Wow what a tragic story and a beautiful photo! 😄

    • mikew66 says:

      Thank you Michelle, very sad story I guess very hard times, but such a beautiful place

  2. Bianca says:

    Hi. Do you know anymore info about the woman who was pushed. Thank you

    • mikew66 says:

      Hi Bianca sorry I don’t know anymore about this sad story, it was researched by a local Tv programs here called Postcards and they have since stopped broadcasting, But a very sad story from another time. Thanks again for checking out my Blog much appreciated……..Mike

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