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Augusta

Augusta is the most south-westerly town in Australia and is located just north of Cape Leeuwin and adjacent to the Blackwood River and Flinders Bay. The town of Augusta is named after Princess Augusta, daughter of King George the Third. European settlement first occurred in the area as early as 1830. Ensuing years saw a thriving timber industry grow. The town is now a popular holiday destination largely due to the agreeable waters of Flinders Bay


 
 
   
 
 

Augusta - Welcome Sign

Welcome to the town of Augusta, established 1830. Augusta is 320 kilometres south of Perth. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA001

 

Augusta - River and Bay

Overlooking the Blackwood River and across the sandbar is Flinders Bay. This picture was taken from the rear of the Augusta Hotel. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA002

 

Augusta - Hotel

The Augusta Hotel sits on the main street, Blackwood Avenue. It was built in 1912. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA003

 

Augusta - Main Street

A look south along Blackwood Avenue. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA004

 

Augusta - Caltex Garage

The local Caltex garage incorporating the X-treme Outdoor Sports Shop. The superstructure dominates the main street. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA005

 

Augusta - Market Day

Market day in Augusta and many locals and tourists mill around the shops and stalls. You can see a glimpse of the Caltex garage off towards the right. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA006

 

Augusta - Bankwest

The Bankwest and Lions Pre-Loved Toys store on the main street. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA007

 

Augusta - CWA Building

The Country Women's Association building nestled amongst the trees. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA008

 

Augusta - Whale Watching HQ

Dolphin and whale watching is a popular tourist attraction. Here is the tour headquarters plus the veterinary clinic. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA009

 

Augusta - Wall of Faces

The Wall of Faces, a rather innovative idea aimed at showing 100 faces on a wall next to the hotel. Inclusion is by nomination. I can see one or two faces that look familiar. Is that local pioneer Georgiana Molloy below the man in the beret with the miliary medals? This was inspired by a painted wall in Paris. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA010

 

Augusta - Visitor Centre

On the main street, the Augusta Visitor Centre. Behind is a glimpse of the Blackwood River. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA011

 

Augusta - Anglican Church

Here is the Anglican Church on Allnutt Terrace, the Church of St Elizabeth of Hungary. The church was blessed by David, Bishop of Bunbury on 8th September 2002. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA012

 

Augusta - Old Town Jetty

The Old Town Jetty on Victoria Parade on the Blackwood River. A few small boats are tied up and a man over there seems to be enjoying his fishing. It paints a peaceful scene. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA013

 

Augusta - Dolphin Watch Boat

The Dolphin Watch boat tied up at the jetty just south of the Old Town Jetty. It is very idyllic down here on the Blackwood River and maybe that fellow boating by would agree. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA014

 

Augusta - Blackwood River Jetties

A couple of small jetties protrude into the Blackwood River north of the Old Town Jetty. That dog is impatiently awaiting the return of his boating owners. A couple of minutes after this photo was taken, the dog swam out into the middle of the river then gave up and swam back again. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA015

 

Augusta - Flinders Bay

South of the townsite is Flinders Bay. Here is a view looking south along the bay. This is the place where the first settlers came ashore from the Brig "Emily Taylor" on 2nd May, 1830. The Shire erected a memorial plaque here on 2nd May, 1980, 150 years later. December 2013. Photos Ref: AUGA016


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