Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor

      town and coastal resort, South Australia, situated at the mouth of the Inman River, on the northwest shore of Encounter Bay (so called for the chance meeting of the British explorer Matthew Flinders and the French navigator Nicolas Baudin, in 1802). Founded in 1839, the town was named for HMS Victor, a ship that had entered the bay two years earlier. In the 1880s there was a concerted effort to make the harbour (protected from the sea by the small Granite Island) the primary outlet for Murray River basin traffic, and it did hold some importance as a port until 1912. It was declared a town in 1914. Victor Harbor is a service centre for a region producing beef and dairy cattle, sheep, fruits, and wine. Fine beaches and easy access from Adelaide (52 miles [84 km] north) have helped to make the place the state's leading coastal resort and a popular retirement community. Pop. (2006) 12,012.

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