1, 2, 3, 4, I believe I thought I saw: a preliminary examination of Normanville Beach

23rd December 2015

Peta Straiton

Flinders University, Master of Maritime Archaeology, June 2015

Normanville Beach is a key feature in the District of Yankalilla, South Australia. Operating as a port for much of the area’s colonial history, Normanville Beach is now a recreational foreshore environment. With this significant change in use this study sought to determine how an archaeological examination of Normanville Beach would add to our understanding of the development of the District of Yankalilla. It focused on three primary objectives. First, to identify the extent of the archaeological record at Normanville Beach. Second, to discover links between the growth of the townships and the use of the port. The final objective was to establish the limits of communal memory regarding the historic port. Through archaeological examination, public opinion surveys and the analysis of historical data, this thesis was able to determine that the historic port at Normanville Beach was, and still is, a significant feature in the community. The study of maritime cultural landscapes and the links with anthropological studies of current communities has not yet been fully explored. Clear opportunities exist for the study of current communal interactions with reused sites. It is hoped this thesis will be one of many steps in this direction.

Straiton, P.
1, 2, 3, 4, I believe I thought I saw: a preliminary examination of Normanville Beach
December 2014
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