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PORT AUGUSTA

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 112 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PORT AUGUSTA, a seaport of Frome county, South Australia, on the east shore of Spencer Gulf, 259 M. by rail N.N.W. of Adelaide. Pop. about 2400. It has a fine natural deep and landlocked harbour, and the government wharves have berthing for large vessels. The chief exports are wool, wheat, flour, copper, hides and tallow. Port Augusta is the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop and has a cathedral, while its town-hall is the finest in the state, that of Adelaide excepted. It is also the starting point of the Great Northern railway. The largest ostrich farm in Australia lies 8 m. from the town. The neighbourhood is rich in minerals, copper, silver, iron and coal have been found, ' For a reproduction see J. F. Riaflo, Studies of Early Spanish Music, pp. 119-127 (London,•1887). 2 Quarterly Musical Review (August, 1893). and in 1900 valuable gold quartz reefs were discovered at Tarcoola.
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