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Augusta was originally discovered by the Dutch in back in 1622. The first European settlers in the area were sealers and whalers to came ashore to seek some protection for the storms that battered the southern ocean. James Stirling founded Augusta and brought with him settlers from the ship “Barque Warrior”. In 1801 Matthew Flinders named the south-western tip of the coastline – “Cape Leeuwin”. Transport to Augusta from Perth was difficult and it took some time for the town to grow. In the 1870’s the town suddenly realized the value of the local forests and the hardwood trees such as Karri and Jarrah, and local sawmills were set up.

Today Augusta is a popular spot for tourists. There is fresh air and safe beaches and during the winter months, Southern Right Whales and Humpback whales can be seen migrating in the Indian and Southern Oceans. Dolphins also sometimes are found swimming amongst the bathers in the Blackwood River. Augusta has a very friendly seaside community feel.

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  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2004 at 8:57 PM

    Climbed the lighthouse, but unfortunately didn't see the caves. Maybe another time with my girls. Is Pemberton off the beaten path for Augusta or vice versa? lol! Seriously now, Pemberton is gaining credibility as a wine sub-region.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 7:45 PM

    I lived several years in Augusta, Georgia. This town looks more interesting, with it's caves, lighthouse, and ocean views. Thanks!

  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 1:20 PM

    This looks like a wonderful place to explore. I hope someday to get the chance to see this beautiful country. Great pics and tips as always.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2003 at 1:34 AM

    Great page, but I dont think I would manage to climb the Gloucester Tree!!! :-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2002 at 8:51 PM

    Port Augusta has been one of my highlights in Aus.very pleasent place to be, and the drive to the lighthouse, just stunning, tanx for sharing

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