Abminga Siding Ruins - SA

  Population - Station,Homestead

Position

DEG: -26.130556 134.850281
DMS: 26º 07' 50" S 134º 51' 1.01" E
UTM: 53 J 7109849mN 485033mE
Altitude: 220.82m

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South Australia
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Information

The historic Old Ghan Railway had once passed through Abminga but all that is left is a water tower, discarded sections of the railway, fences and some fettler (railway maintenance worker) cottages.

Abminga siding was also the branching out point when Cecil Madigan in 1939 set out with nine men and nineteen camels to undertake the feet of crossing through the centre of the Simpson Desert that was recorded in the book, "Crossing the Dead Heart".
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Closest Weather Station

Oodnadatta at 26/06:30am CDT
Distance from Abminga Siding Ruins 168.96km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
21.7°C18.5°C23%-0.3°C1008.0hPa-mmS6km/hr
3knots
7km/hr
4knots

Closest Climatic Station

Kulgera
Distance from Abminga Siding Ruins 157.85km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.935.532.127.922.618.918.922.026.930.233.235.0
Mean Min. °C22.021.518.113.88.95.34.96.711.214.918.220.3
Mean Rain mm28.836.831.513.412.316.212.48.915.922.125.032.8

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