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    Axel Strenross Marine Museum

    by thegreynomad Updated Feb 22, 2013

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    I am interested in building boats, so when I saw this Museum had on display some old style tools used in building wooden boats and clinker and carved wooden dinghies, I had to visit.
    The Museum was full of allsorts of marine artifacts and information on local fishing and boating history, there were indoor and outdoor displays including an operating slipway.
    Opening times. Tues, Thurs, Sun 9.30 -4.30pm Sat , Public holidays 1-4.30pm
    Entry fee. Adult $7, Conc. $6, Student under 14 $2, over 14 $4, Family $14

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    PELICANS

    by balhannah Updated Jun 14, 2012

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    Fish cleaning & Pelicans

    OK, We have been fishing, caught Fish and now have to clean them at the "Cleaning Station."

    Pelicans are very much aware that people coming here with a bucket or esky, will most probably have Fish, so in no time they are flying in and inviting their Pelican friends as well.
    This is quite ok, they stand and watch and wait for the scraps, that is unless you leave some fish unguarded, then a quick grab and away!
    Sometimes they even chase you if you have a bucket!

    Just be aware to watch your Fish or you may lose it to a family of hungry Pelicans looking for an easy feed!

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    ST. MARY OF THE ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH

    by balhannah Written Jun 14, 2012

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    St. Mary's Catholic church is a very large modern Church replacing the old Church that is now used as a Hall.
    I was able to go inside, I was lucky as in Australia most Church doors are closed.
    This Church had wonderful architecture, and really beautiful stained glass windows. Of interest, were the etched windows of our first "Saint" - "Mary MacKillop."

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    WINTER'S HILL LOOK-OUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 14, 2012

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    Winter's Hill Look-out gives good 360° views of Port Lincoln and surrounding area. It was a miserable day when we were there, on a lovely sunny day, I should think you would be able to take some excellent photo's. Still, on a dull day, this lookout gave me an excellent panoramic view.
    It is worth going to.

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    HARVEST TIME

    by balhannah Written Jun 14, 2012

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    Road-train at the Port Lincoln silos
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    Quite an interesting, busy time in Port Lincoln. We were here in April and at that time of the year, lots and lots of Road trains are in the Port area waiting to unload their trucks which are full of Barley or Wheat. If you haven't seen a Road-train before, then you will see plenty here, only small ones with two trailers.
    We also drove out onto the dock area and watched a Ship being loaded with grain. Its a busy time here, and if you are looking for work, they are usually employing extras for this event.

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    RAILWAY MUSEUM

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    One of the Museums in Port Lincoln is the Railway Museum, located in the heritage-listed stone station building and nearby freight shed annexe. The Museum has information and displays including memorabilia, photographs, historical records and larger items such as track equipment and some rolling stock. For Train buffs, quite interesting, and quite cheap at only.....

    ADMISSION IN 2012 .....Adults $4 Under 12years $1
    OPEN.... Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 1-4 pm.

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    NAUTILUS THEATRE & CIVIC HALL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Civic Hall

    The Civic Hall is the third town hall to be built on the present site since 1879. When it was rebuilt in 1924, it was renamed the Soldiers Memorial Hall. Gutted by fire in 1934, again it had to be rebuilt. In 2001, the centre was to be used for a wide variety of culture and entertainment in the performing and visual arts.

    The Nautilus Theatre was given the name “Nautilus” following a public competition to find the most suitable name. The beautiful shells of the paper nautilus, are occasionally found on the shores near Port Lincoln and on islands further out. The complex has two galleries, a 500 seat Theatre, a shop, a workshop area and several meeting rooms for community use

    The Gallery Shop has for sale work done by local artists. The shop is situated at the front of the Civic Hall and is open.....

    10 - 4 Monday - Saturday
    1 - 4 Sundays

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    FISHERMEN'S MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Also located in Marina cove, is the Fishermen's Memorial, built out of red granite to remember those who have lost their lives at Sea. The unusual sculpture represents families left behind at the front and the other side represents mourning embraced in waves and fish.
    The names of all those who have died are etched in the granite. Even now, more names are being added.
    There's about 45 names on the sculpture that go back about 45 years, so it's about one a year.

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    LINCOLN COVE MARINA

    by balhannah Updated Jun 13, 2012

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    Lincoln Cove is known as one of the upmarket areas of Port Lincoln. It is fairly new, and the homes are built on canals.
    There is a Marina for smaller boats and we also found a lot of Trawlers here which were pretty interesting to have a look at close up. We just parked the car and walked along the wharf.
    Some fishing charters leave from here.

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    THE OLD MILL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    The lovely old Mill that was built in 1846, is the oldest standing structure in Port Lincoln. It was built as part of a flour mill complex but never used for that purpose.
    It is now restored, and is surrounded by lawn and a rose garden. The Old Mill is now a lookout tower with views over the city and Boston Bay.

    There is more information about the old Mill on my 3rd photo.

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    PUCKRIDGE PARK

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Puckridge Park is a park located on top of a hill overlooking Port Lincoln. We were able to drive in through gates and to the area where the Look-out was located. Views were good over the city and over the loading terminal where the Grain & Tuna ships come into Port.

    It's a bush park where Eucalyputs porosa is found, quite a rare Eucalypt. If you want to have a picnic, there are bbqs, gazebos, tables and seats, toilets & modern disabled playground.

    The park was named after the longest-serving Port Lincoln Mayor, Percival Puckridge.

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    MAKYBE DIVA

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Makybe Diva is a British-bred, Australian-trained Thoroughbred who became the first racehorse to win the richest Horse race in Australia, the Melbourne Cup on three occasions.... 2003, 2004, and 2005.

    Makybe Diva is the highest stakes-earner in Australasian horse racing history, with winnings of more than A$14 million when she retired on 1 November 2005.

    Makybe Diva is one of only five horses to have won the Cup more than once since 1861, and is one of only 14 female horses to have won the Cup.
    In 2006, the inaugural Spirit of Sport Award was given to Makybe Diva and her connections by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for her three successive Melbourne Cups.
    On 4 July 2006, Makybe Diva was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

    Her owner, Tony Stantic, originally from Lastovo, Croatia, is a noted Australian thoroughbred owner and tuna farmer from Port Lincoln. In recognition of the Mares achievements, a bronze statue of Makybe Diva is located in the foreshore park.

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    THE FORESHORE PARK

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    Foreshore Park
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    Across the road from Flinder's Memorial is the Foreshore park. This stretches for a long way, lawn the whole way with a row of tall Norfolk Island Pines. Seats are dotted around for sitting and taking in the lovely ocean view. I walked quite a way along the paved walkway, along which were memorials to the different Ships that have something to do with Port Lincoln.
    It really was interesting, and there were a lot to look at!

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    MATTHEW FLINDERS MEMORIAL

    by balhannah Written Jun 13, 2012

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    On a wet day in Port Lincoln, I nearly walked past this Memorial that is quite well hidden.
    It was the explorer, Matthew Flinders, who discovered and surveyed the harbour of Port Lincoln in the year 1802.
    He named it Port Lincoln after his native province, Lincolnshire in England. Port Lincoln wasn't settled until 1839.
    He named Cape Catastrophe, Memory Cove, and eight other islands after officers and crew lost at sea. Flinders is believed to be the first person to have called anybody an Australian.

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    CHURCHES OF PORT LINCOLN

    by balhannah Updated Jun 13, 2012

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    The first Church I happened to come across was St Thomas' Anglican Church, built between 1849-50, making it a historic Church. As usual, I couldn't go inside as the doors were closed, but I did have a look around the outside and thought it worth looking at.

    Nearby was the historic Baptist Church located on the corner of Adelaide and Hallett Places, Port Lincoln. You can read all about this Church on the noticeboard outside the Church.

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