Established in 1836, it is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia, with the proclamation of the colony of South Australia.
|Glenelg Luna Park 1859|
|Glenelg Water Slides 2014|
In August 1857, construction of Glenelg's first jetty commenced; it was opened on 25 April 1859. Costing over £31,000 to build, the structure was 381 metres long. The jetty was used not only by fishermen but also to accept cargo from ships, including a mail service.
The entire jetty was destroyed by a freak cyclone in 1948, most of the structure washed away. A new jetty and construction was completed in 1969. The new structure was just 215 metres long, less than two-thirds of the original jetty. The second jetty continues to stand today, and that is where we found it, at the end of Jetty Road.
|Between the ribs of the jetty;|
if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl.
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|The plain where Jetty Road originate.|