The Toll House (c1841) - SA

Point of Interest 

Position

DEG: -34.965172 138.6474
DMS: 34º 57' 54.62" S 138º 38' 50.64" E
UTM: 54 H 6128291mN 285210mE
Altitude: 195m

Description

Address & Contact

South Eastern Freeway
Mount Osmond SA 5064
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Information

On an island in the middle of the road is the Toll House, built in 1841, when the colony was suffering severe financial hardship.

Tolls were collected (from those travellers who did not choose to undertake a hazardous bypass route), until 1847, when the levies were abolished, it being seen as unjust that this road should be the only road in the State to be taxed. The toll-gate keeper lived in the hexagonal house, with a small garden. His hours were fixed by the Act (No. 4 of 1841) “from twelve o’clock at night to twelve o’clock of the next succeeding night”!
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Adelaide at 24/12:00am CDT
Distance from The Toll House (c1841) 5.43km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.8°C16.0°C71%11.6°C1024.6hPa0.0mmS7km/hr
4knots
11km/hr
6knots

Closest Climatic Station

Adelaide (Kent Town)
Distance from The Toll House (c1841) 5.43km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.329.426.422.718.916.115.316.619.021.825.227.0
Mean Min. °C17.117.215.312.410.28.17.58.29.711.514.115.6
Mean Rain mm19.013.527.239.659.979.374.768.859.243.130.929.0

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