Pindimar on Port Stephens NSW Australia

Bev Woodman

Joined April 2008

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BEST VIEWED LARGE – Shame Redbubble don’t have a better system for viewing Panorama images.

Another play around with a panorama. I felt it was needed at beautiful Pindimar on the northern shores of Port Stephens. On a recent exploration of this area I was quite impressed with this quiet and very pretty settlement. I found its history very interesting (see below) … big plans that never happened but maybe for the better.

Pindimar is an Aboriginal name meaning ‘Black Possum’. The site was proposed for the development of Pindimar City as a port for overseas shipping in 1918. Pindimar was also the suggested site of a naval base for the Pacific Fleet by Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Jellicoe, in 1919. The proposed city was designed by W. Scott Griffiths and covered an area of 7000 acres. Plans for the development included farming lots for returned soldiers, a railway link, industrial and educational zones, a cathedral, golf links and cemeteries. The proposal was later rejected and the city never eventuated. A shark catching and processing station opened in 1927 and was later converted into an ice factory.

Taken with the Nikon D700, 28-300 mm lens, hand held.
5 images stitched and processed in PSE & Corel Paintshop Pro x 3.

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