Saturday, 6 September 2008

Victor Harbor

Not sure why they spell it the American way. I'm sure there is a story to that; so far, I've only come across superficial evidence that it used to be spelled the 'proper' way. Steve and I took the day off for our anniversary and wandered down to Victor Harbor, stopping in McLaren Vale along the way.

1 comment:

Muddiah said...

Wikipedia to the rescue:)!

Victor Harbor was originally called Port Victor, but its name was changed in 1921, as a result, it is said, of a near shipwreck blamed on confusion with Port Victoria in the Yorke Peninsula. Despite the fact that harbour is normally spelt with a u in Australian English, the name of the city is spelt Victor Harbor. This spelling, found in several geographical names in South Australia, including Adelaide Outer Harbor, is the result of spelling errors made by an early Surveyor General of South Australia.