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Port Broughton

Port Broughton is ideally situated neighbouring the Mid North, Lower Flinders Ranges, Clare Valley and the Copper Coast, making it the perfect spot to visit a number of different regions and caters for many different interests. Being in the top end of the Peninsula means that it a little drier and warmer than much of the rest of Yorke Peninsula. This delightful town is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the local seafood and fine cuisine that the peninsula and surrounding districts have to offer. Initially pastoralists used the land around Port Broughton, however the land was not suitable for grazing. In 1869 the land was sold into acre lots with 97 local landowners. The town was surveyed in 1871 with another 60 allotments for sale in 1872. The town soon grew into a large wheat port. The first proper jetty built in 1874 was 1,260 feet long and cost ᆪ1,200. The jetty however was replaced in 1876 after a railway was built between Mundoora and Port Broughton. The new jetty meant that the bottom of the harbour had to be dredged; the jetty was 1,245 feet long and had a railway going the length of the jetty. The new jetty was built at a cost of ᆪ3,715. Port Broughton received its name from the river flowing north of the township, named by Edward John Eyre in 1839 after the first Anglican Archbishop of Australia. Port Broughton is a delightful town with attractive beaches and is very popular with tourist, and people looking to fish and relax. Port Broughton provides the opportunity to see dolphins, pelicans, and superb sunsets. The population of Port Broughton is around 1,000 with it becoming increasingly popular with retirees; the population in the summer holidays reaches 4,000.

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