The Port Elliot Town & Foreshore Improvement Association

The Association had its beginnings as a Progress Association in late 1854. At a public meeting in early 1924 a Port Elliot Town and Foreshore Improvement Committee was formed, eventually becoming an incorporated body.

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Posted on 19th September 2020

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The Port Elliot Dog Park Road Sealing Project Completed

Belinda Sullivan, our Dog Park Co-ordinator has just forwarded a quick Facebook post to let everybody know that the Project has now been completed, and what a great success it is! The Friends of Port Elliot Dog Park and PETFIA would like to express our thanks and gratitude for a job well done, and to especially recognise the efforts of Council Staff members James Clay Design Coordinator, Bronson Symmonds Project Officer and David Mullins.

Click Here for Belinda's message.

Port Elliot's New Sculpture at Continental Park - Neptune's Pearls

Neptunes Pearls

A new sculpture titled ‘Neptunes Pearls’ has recently been placed at Continental Park, overlooking Horseshoe Bay and Pullen Island. In mid-2019, Alexandrina Council called for an Expression of Interest for a public art commission for Port Elliot. The successful artists were Chris De Rosa and Gerry Wedd of Port Elliot who designed their installation to pay tribute to pioneering Fleurieu botanist Jessie Louisa Hussey. The sculpture honours Jessie’s contribution to early years botanical exploration on the South Coast.
Jessie's grand nephew, Rod Hussey, had compiled a dossier of information about his pioneering Port Elliot family, including details of Jessie's remarkable life, but sadly passed away in 2014 before he could publish it. Three members of our association, namely Rod's wife Marcia, daughter Tanya and Ruth Miller, have compiled Rod's notes into a biography of Jessie's life. Jessie's story may be viewed by clicking here.

More on Jessie Hussey - Article in The Times

Jessie Hussey

The Times have published an article about Jessie to co-incide with the recent placement of 'Neptune's Pearls' at Port Elliot. To quote "PIONEER: Jessie Louisa Hussey, who lived in Goolwa and Port Elliot her whole life, played an important role in early South Australian botany in the 1880's and the 1890's."......"Hussey's collections include over 2000 donated to the South Australian Museum after her death, collections in The National Herbaria, Melbourne, various European Herbaria, and over a 1000 algal specimens located in Lund, Sweden."
Jessie's article may be viewed by clicking here.

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