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

Tailem Bend is a medium sized town located on top of the cliffs that abut the Murray River floodplain and is in the key position where the Princes, Dukes and Mallee Highways intersect. The town, surveyed in the late 1800's originally grew around the railway junction but has eventually become a service town for the highways listed above primarily as it is the first town that motorists pass through heading east from Adelaide. Also in town is the Old Tailem Town historical village (5km west), great vantage points for the Murray River and a well looked after shopping precinct on Railway Terrace. The "Tailem" port of the town name is of Aboriginal origin meaning "bend in river".


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Princes Highway:
View of Tailem Bend from the eastbound lanes of Princes Hwy (A1) with the water tower present, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Town Centre:
Railway Terrace, looking south-east in Tailem Bend, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Town Centre:
Railway Terrace, looking north-west in Tailem Bend, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Rogers Park:
Steam train feature in Rogers Park, Tailem Bend, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

River Murray:
View west over the River Murray, foreshore park and ferry terminal, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

Jervois Ferry:
Vehicular ferry on Punt Rd, Tailem Bend, December 2001.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

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