Port Lincoln


Port Lincoln, taken from the south. By William Westel, published 1835. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia.

Today Port Lincoln is the largest city in the West Coast region of South Australia. Matthew Flinders mapped the coast in 1802 and he named it after his home town of Lincoln in England. Due to its good harbour, Port Lincoln was considered as a possible site for the state capital of South Australia but was rejected as it did not have a reliable water supply. English migrants first settled there in 1839.


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