Peacock's Chimney - Resited 1971 - SA



DEG: -33.676392 138.930801
DMS: 33º 40' 35.01" S 138º 55' 50.89" E
UTM: 54 H 6271803mN 308176mE
Altitude: 477.33m
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Infrastructure - Mine


142.24kms North of Adelaide - Driving 161 km (2 hours 5 mins)
712.8kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 874 km (9 hours 13 mins)

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Peacock's Chimney stands at the entrance to the Burra Mine Site. This reconstruction is of the original Chimney for Peacocks Winding Enginehouse built in 1857, was named after William Peacock, the then Director of the South Australian Mining Association. In 1971 the enginehouse was removed to make way for a new open cut mining operation, and this flue was dismantled and rebuilt on this site by the National Trust of South Australia.

The Figure at the top of the Chimney is Johnny Green, the mascot of the Burra Miners. Orginally made of wood, its original location was at the top of Roach's Pumphouse until 1855, when it was then replaced with one sheet of iron and put on top of the shears above Morphett's shaft in 1858.

In 1925 fire destroyed the timbers of Morphett's Enginehouse and Johnny Green was found amongst the ashes, and then placed on a pole at the Mine entrance until 1967 when vandals cut him down. In 1972 a new Johnny Green was made and placed at the top of Peacock's Chimney
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Closest Weather Station

Clare at 21/02:00pm CDT
Distance from Peacock's Chimney - Resited 1971 35.16km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Clare High School
Distance from Peacock's Chimney - Resited 1971 35.16km SW
Mean Max. °C30.329.925.921.617.113.512.814.217.320.424.927.3
Mean Min. °C14.715.
Mean Rain mm18.323.527.332.851.365.766.164.759.150.238.537.4

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