Port Lincoln, set on beautiful Boston Bay, was named by Captain Matthew Flinders after his home town in England, and created a port soon after colonisation. Only its relative isolation saves it from being over-run by tourists. Some of the early settlers wanted it to be the capital of South Australia but the land behind the harbour does not match the quality of the bay.
The town has flourished with the growth of the tuna fishing industry.
Several of the photos were taken as 35mm slides in 1980, the rest were taken in 2010. How young we looked in 1980!