Australian Towns & Cities
South Australia: Port Wakefield
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Port Wakefield is a small town located at the northern most point of St Vincents Gulf and also lies at an important road junction. Settled in the 1850's, the town in its heyday was a port for the copper mines at Burra. When the port eventually shut, the town shrunk with its existance surviving primarily on servicing the high volume of traffic coming north from Adelaide as well as the local sheep and grain industries. In town there are various historic buildings still remaining and a couple of nice parks abutting the Wakefield River which are worth looking at.


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NEW Entering Port Wakefield:
Pt Wakefield Rd (Catherine St) (A1) as it enters Port Wakefield, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
Catherine Street (Port Wakefield Rd), December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Town Centre:
Catherine Street (Port Wakefield Rd), looking north in Port Wakefield, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Burra Street:
Burra Street, also looking left in Port Wakefield, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Edward Street:
Edward Street, looking east in Port Wakefield, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Wakefield River:
View of Wakefield River at Port Wakefield, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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