Goolwa Stories & Videos
Final Reports covering the life and passing of Captain George Bain Johnston.
Part 9 of information provided by his family, we read two reports of the grounding of Captain George Johnston's ship, the "Cadell".
A journalist writing under the name of "An Excursionist" records his thoughts after sailing from Port Victor to Goolwa through the Murray mouth on board the "Queen of the South" under the captaincy of George Bain Johnston [pictured] in 1879.
Captain George Bain Johnston's great great grandson is the current custodian of an award in recognition of the Captain's amazing record for successful crossings in and out of the mouth of the River Murray near Goolwa as well as trade along the River Murray, right up to Wentworth.
Continuing the reports about the achievements of Captain George Bain Johnston, Part 6 covers the arrival of his steamer "The Queen of the South" in March 1878.
Part 5 of the story of Captain George Bain Johnston is a "checklist" for the building of his steam ship the "Queen of the South". The detail is amazing.
Part 4 in the family's history of Captain George Bain Johnston covers his Bravery Award made by the Governor of the colony of South Australia, His Excellency Sir William Francis Jervois [pictured] on behalf of the British Royal Humane Society.
Part 3 of the reports about Captain George Bain Johnston records the celebrations in Goolwa with the launch of the steamer "Cadell".
Part 2 reports associated with Captain Bain Johnston - A report by Captain Richard Berry about bringing the steamer "Murray" from Glasgow Scotland to Goolwa South Australia.
Thanks to members of his family, we begin Report No.1 about early pioneer Captain George Bain Johnston. This letter covers his trip from Scotland to Melbourne and his early connections with Captain Francis Cadell (pictured). Photo from State Library of South Australia B 8381.
Helen Halm's Memories of Opening Signal Point in Goolwa by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales on 29 January 1988.
Enjoy some videos inviting you to Goolwa - then come and experience it for yourself!
Local writer and foodie, Karen Ross has prepared a range of stories about Goolwa for the webpage Weekend Notes.