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Point Turton

Point Turton is a delightful town overlooking the calm waters of Hardwicke Bay. Situated only two and a half hours from Adelaide, Point Turton offers miles of beaches, reefs for walking, shell collecting. Or for those into some water sports the year round sheltered bay offers excellent conditions for diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, boating and fishing. Point Turton's population has grown a reasonable amount in the last decade with the population now around 250, which swells considerably during the summer holiday period. The jetty at Point Turton was built in 1876 to ship out the local barley, and stone; the quarrying of stone ended in 1917. After this the jetty was used for a number of reasons including the shipment of grain, superphosphate, heavy freight and local provisions. The jetty today is used for unloading the local catches of salmon and prawns. Story of Interest: Captain John Hutchinson, a marine surveyor, named Point Turton to celebrate a double wedding between Governor Daly's youngest daughter to Mr H H Turton, Manager of the Savings Bank of South Australia and the Governor's eldest daughter who married Mr John Souttar, Manager of the Bank of Adelaide.

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