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  • John Taylor had put into my hands on board the Goolwa, in which I sailed, a draft for 200 pounds for my spending money, and in the new will he made after his marriage he bequeathed me 300 pounds.

    An Autobiography

  • He was being buried beside his first wife at Brighton when the Goolwa sailed up the Channel after a passage of 14 weeks -- as long as that of the Palmyra 25 years before -- and the first news we heard was that Miss Taylor had lost a brother, the children a favourite uncle, and I, a friend.

    An Autobiography

  • I speak more particularly on the point, however, because, in 1838, during my first visit to the province, I went with a party of hardy seamen, with the intention, if possible, of passing into the Goolwa from seaward.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • I abandoned the task therefore under an impression that the outlet was not navigable, yet Mr. Pullen succeeded in taking a small cutter into the Goolwa with perfect safety.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • The reader will perhaps bear in mind that the channel of the Goolwa connects Lake

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • But although Mr. Pullen succeeded in getting into the Goolwa, it was only under the most favourable circumstances, nor will the sea mouth of the

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • Due south, at the distance from 15 to 18 miles, is Encounter Bay, the country intervening between the two points to the shores of the Goolwa is very level, the soil is light but rich, and there appeared to me to be many thousand acres that were adapted for agricultural purposes, better adapted indeed than the richer soils.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • Jeffcott, the first judge of South Australia, and Captain Blenkensorf, the head of the fishery, both found a watery grave in attempting to pass from the Goolwa into Encounter Bay.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • The wind having apparently flown permanently round to the south, and it being hopeless to expect that the sea would subside for many days, I hauled the boat over the sand hills, and launching her in the Goolwa, tried to row through the outlet to sea, but after remaining for eight days, and having my boat four times swamped, I was forced to give up the attempt as I had no time to spare.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • On weekends and public holidays the patrols will extend as far as Victor Harbor and Goolwa, the statement says. | Top Stories


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  • Historic river port on the Murray River near its mouth in South Australia. "Goolwa" means "elbow" in Ngarrindjeri, the local Aboriginal language. Goolwa was the site of a horse-operated railway from 1850 until mechanical locomotives were employed.

    April 6, 2010