Victor Harbor had proven itself to be a safe export harbor for the whaling industry. Come in and learn how it became a premier port for the colony. Captain Crozier who named the harbour Victor after his ship the HMS Victor.
He reported back to Governor Hindmarsh that it should be developed as a major Port for the Colony. See how it became a thriving time for the settlement, with the railway being extended from Pt Elliot to the foreshore at Victor, the jetty being extended to the island, sea moorings being installed in the harbour, and a screw pile jetty and breakwater being built to make it easier for loading and unloading cargo and passengers.
The river trade from Goolwa continued increasing with Paddle steamers bringing loads of cargo mainly wool and grain, to Goolwa from as far up as the Darling River you can imagine in here how Port Victor was thriving as a rail, export harbour and settlement.
Exciting times for the Port and township.