The Devil’s Garden - SA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -34.117439 138.475403
DMS: 34º 07' 2.78" S 138º 28' 31.45" E
UTM: 54 H 6221944mN 267152mE
Altitude: 88m

Description

Address & Contact

113 Roberts Rd
Halbury SA 5461
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Information

Between 1849 to 1857, large numbers of Bullock and Mule teams travelled between Burra and Port Wakefield, carting copper ore from the Burra Copper Works to the Gulf Port and returned with coal and other supplies.

This spot was known as the Devil’s Garden, a treacherous bog during winter, surrounded by sandhills, which were difficult to cross during the hot summer months.

A corduroy road of native pine poles cut from the nearby scrub was laid over the area, and the remains of this road are buried beneath the sand areas.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Clare at 06/11:30am CDT
Distance from The Devil’s Garden 34.52km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.3°C20.0°C29%4.3°C1012.3hPa0.0mmNE11km/hr
6knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Clare High School
Distance from The Devil’s Garden 34.52km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.329.925.921.617.113.512.814.217.320.424.927.3
Mean Min. °C14.715.012.08.96.34.94.04.46.17.810.912.4
Mean Rain mm18.323.527.332.851.365.766.164.759.150.238.537.4

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