PORT GERMEIN HISTORY

NEWS ABOUT PORT GERMEIN
2-5-2017: Jetty fixed, from ABC North and West.
7-10-2016: Jetty to be repaired following promise of Government Grant.
30-9-2016: Last night the jetty at Port Germein was again damaged by huge tides during the unprecedented state wide storms. See pictures in the Port Pirie Recorder with updates
10-5-2016: The Port Germein jetty was badly damaged in a storm on Monday night, 9th May, 2016. Check out the damage as reported by the Recorder now and in 1953.

DAMAGE THROUGH FLOODS. On Thursday morning Messrs. Ward and Copley, M.P.'s, presented a memorial to the Commissioner of Public Works from residents of Port Germein respecting heavy damage done to the crossing between the township and Post-Office by recent floods, and asked that the crossing might be repaired. The Commissioner promised to get a report on the matter.
Evening Journal, Thursday 9 October 1884, page 2

PAGES ABOUT PORT GERMEIN
Pt Germein Timeline
Pt Germein by Year
Pt Germein Memories 1920s-1940s
Pt Germein Childhood, 1950s to 1960s
Pt Germein Special Events
Pt Germein Sailing Ships
Pt Germein Kobenhavn Visit
Pt Germein Ship Register
Pt Germein News - 1800s pdf
Pt Germein News - 1900-1924 pdf
Pt Germein News - 1925-1940 pdf
Pt Germein Village Voice


PORT GERMEIN NEWS STORIES 1954-1963
Pt Germein news stories from the
Port Pirie Recorder
1954-55, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963

THE PALAIS
The beach Palais, a multicoloured octagonal building of corrugated iron, originally the Palais de Danse, was built in 1926 on the foreshore next to the goods shed opposite the Pier Hotel and at the start of the jetty. Sailors from the wheat ships would make the lengthy walk up the jetty or catch a passing railway truck to meet the locals at the Palais. Regular dances stopped around the start of WW2, but it continued as a beach shop and popular meeting place for the young.
You can find out about the palais, life in Port Germein in the 1950s and 1960s and learn about the fabulous ships which called at Port Germein in the wheat races in The Marvellous Dancing Palais at Port Germein.
Buy the book

PORT GERMEIN LINKS
Mt Remarkable District Council
New Street Names as of October, 2012, are a great tribute to the famous sailing ships which came to Port Germein.
Port Germein caravan park.
Facebook: Foreshore Markets; Germein Art Focus; Progress Association; Village Cafe
Port Germein Cemetery headstone list.
The mid North and Southern Flinders Ranges; about settlement of the area.
The Jetty by Ann Jones of the ABC. Listen to the broadcast or see the sights.
The Lighthouse at Port Germein
Australian heritage.
Port history - scroll down the page
SA Memory
the City of Adelaide clipper ship at Port Adelaide, launched 7-5-1864.
Tide times.
Southern Flinders Ranges Tourism.
News story about changing council. They should have done it years ago, in my opinion, but there is a deep historical mistrust between Port Germein and Port Pirie dating from the earliest days when they were fighting for recognition as the better port.

PHOTOS: At left: Town from jetty end; Mitchell Family next to the jetty, 1950s; Beach front, High tide, Book cover, Hotel, 1950s. Above: Damage to jetty 30-9-2016 taken from 7 News via Facebook; Floods of 1884 probably taken by Photographer Mr. David Stacey; figurehead of sailing ship Pommern taken in Mariehamn. Below: Our dog Tammy on the beach c. 1962; A. Paetke, builder in Port Germein; Repairs to jetty 2017 by Ruth Akizuki.


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