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Whyalla

Whyalla (137.593E 33.038S) is a port located on Spencer Gulf on the south coast of Australia. The town was founded in 1901 as Hummock Hill and served as a port for the nearby Iron Knob mine. Construction of a modern port and blast furnaces was funded in 1937. By 1941 there was a small shipyard here (BHP) that built Bathurst-class minesweepers. However, the water supply was inadequate for extensive development until the completion of the pipeline from the Murray River in March 1944.

The port was protected by 4 4.7" dual-purpose guns when war broke out in the Pacific.

Rail connections

Iron Knob


References

Whyalla Official Web Site (accessed 2010-1-18)



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