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Port Elliot and Goolwa — a short history

The study was carried out in 1980-81 for the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa and the South Australian Heritage Branch. The report identified sites, buildings and structures of heritage significance within the District Council

Part 1 ‘Summary of history’, in Edwin Noack, Susan Marsden and John Dallwitz, Port Elliot and Goolwa Heritage Study, Ed Noack and Associates in association with Heritage Investigations, and Port Elliot and Goolwa Heritage Study Steering Committee, Adelaide 1981. The author acknowledges and thanks her report co-authors John Dallwitz and Ed Noack and the Department of Environment and Heritage for permission to reproduce this history.

Dr Susan Marsden is a professional historian (and a founding member of the PHA) who runs her own consultancy business, writing commissioned histories, recording oral histories, carrying out heritage surveys and preparing other reports, talks and exhibitions. She has worked as South Australia’s State Historian, and as National Conservation Manager for the Australian Council of National Trusts in Canberra, and has been a member of both ACT and SA Heritage Authorities as well as national heritage committees She is presently a member of the State Records Council and of the SA Heritage Council’s Register Committee. She is author/co-author of many publications, those relating to South Australia’s history and heritage including Historical guidelines (SA Historic Preservation Plan); Heritage of the River Murray; Business, charity and sentiment: the SA Housing Trust 1936–1986; Heritage of the City of Adelaide; Our house: histories of Australian homes (Internet); Challenging times: the National Trust of South Australia 1955–2005; and Twentieth century heritage survey – stage 1 (1946-59) & stage 2 (1928-45).

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