Normanville” This Landscape Oil Painting by Avril Thomas is a scene in South Australia at the mouth of the Bungala River on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

76 kilometres south of Adelaide. Normanville was established by South Australia’s first dentist, Robert Norman, in 1849

16 yrs later Normanville was declared a port. In those days tall ships transported goods from this part of the rich southern Fleurieu Peninsula, the region produced sheep, potatoes and wheat. Flour mills were erected at Second Valley, Yankalilla and Normanville, dairy farming and timber were other industries. A seaport for all of this was required. In March 1853 the local community petitioned for a jetty. The first was built by 1855 and was 115 metres Normanville and Yankalilla became a hub for dairy farming and timber industries and postal service pre road transport days. Jetties here had a checkered past, 4 in all have been built over the years, the wind, constant swell and storms wrecked them 3 were demolished. The remaining jetty is almost half its original length at 67m long. At one point flat bottomed barges brought goods and moored in safe haven up the Bungala….. Storms have silted the estuary.

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