Port Alma, Queensland

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Port Alma is a town, locality and port in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

Port Alma ia approximately 60 kilometres (40 mi) from Rockhampton, at the south end of the Fitzroy River delta.[4]

History[edit]

The town was named by hydrographer, Commander J. Jeffrey of the HM Colonial Schooner Pearl, in 1864 after a battle site of the Crimean War.[1]

Port facilities[edit]

The port primarily handles cargoes consisting of class 1 explosives, ammonium nitrate, bulk tallow and equipment used in support of military exercises held at Shoalwater Bay.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Port Alma - town in Rockhampton Region (entry 27342)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Port Alma - locality in Rockhampton Region (entry 48845)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Port Alma - port in Rockhampton Region (entry 445)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Port Procedures and Information for Shipping — Port Alma (Maritime Safety Queensland)". Queensland Government. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 

Coordinates: 23°35′S 150°52′E / 23.583°S 150.867°E / -23.583; 150.867