A walk around Whyalla. South Australia
Photography by Andrew Melville-Smith
Information centre looking North towards One Steel.
Approaching Whyalla along the Lincoln Highway from the south.
The city of Whyalla can be seen in the distance. The tower on the left is situated on the highest point, Mount Laura. The centre towers are at the Whyalla Hospital and peak at the right is the Hummock Hill look out and old fortifications.
Whyalla forshore with Mount Young in the distance.
The unique Whyalla forshore offers a pristine beach and shallow water for recreation. Unlike most city foreshores, the Whyalla foreshore is largely untouched by development (Code: Destroy and make lots of money) providing a wonderful gift to future generations.
Whyalla Centenary with the One Steel works in the background.
The centenary exhibit marks 100 years on Whyalla's progress at the northern entance to Whyalla. In the background, the One Steel steel works, welcomes visitors with plumes of atmorpheric pollution spewing out of the steel works chinneys.
Flinders and Freycinet lookout over the Spencer Gulf.
At the top end of Elliott Street, the momument to the early explorers Matthew Flinders (1802) and Claude de Freycinet (1803), looks out over the Spencer Gulf and the bulk ore carriers that load at the One Steel works.
Looking North West down Elliott Street across Whyalla to Mount Laura.
Elliott Street is typical of Whyalla's excellent road network and low traffic density that makes this a very livable city. Background left are the water tanks, with Mount Laura and the the telecommunications towers visible directly down Elliott Street.
Aerial view of Whyalla looking East.
The red zone across the tip of Whyalla is the red dust pollution from the One Steel works.
Open bushland within the city of Whyalla.
Scatterred across Whyalla are tracts of virgin bush which give the city an open feeling. These tracts of virgin bush are one of the cities greatest treasures for future generations, unappreciated by many who see them as a waste land (Code for destroy them and make money).
On the main highway into Whyalla, the Maritime Museum and Corvette Whyalla.
Centre piece of the Whyalla Maritime Museum, the World War II Corvette Whyalla was built in Whyalla in 1941 and now stands mounted on blocks 2Km from the sea..
Whyalla Sea Rescue with Hummock Hill in the background.
The fortifications on Hummock Hill were built to repell any Japanese attack against the ship building facilities in Whyalla. The fortifications now provide an excellent viewing platform to see Whyalla and the Spencer Gulf.
The fortifications on Hummock Hill looking over One Steel to the North..
The fortifications on Hummock Hill were built to repell any Japanese attack against the ship building facilities in Whyalla. The attack never came and the guns were never fired in anger.
View of Mount Young from Whyalla Town.
Views from around Whyalla give panaramic views of the undeveloped arid bushland. The wide open spaces give a feeling of living within the environment rather than separate from the environment, making this a very livable city.
Mount Laura Homestead behind the Westlands shopping ventre.
The original homestead from when the city was part of a working farm. Now classified by the National Trust, it is a museum which is open to te public daily.
Whyalla at night as seem from the Lincoln highway.
Whyalla's iconic tower on Essington Lewis Avenue.
The unique concrete tower has a staircase in the centre and is Whyalla's only heritage tower and a unique example of 1940's architecture in South Australia.