Eucla Telegraph Station - WA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -31.713572 128.886505
DMS: 31º 42' 48.86" S 128º 53' 11.42" E
UTM: 52 J 6491306mN 489247mE
Altitude: 7.76m

Description

Address & Contact

Eucla WA
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Operating between 1877 and 1927 and situated on the Roe Plains below the Hampton Tablelands (WA), Old Eucla Telegraph & Repeater Station was a vital link between WA-SA, at one time being the busiest communication centre outside of capital cities.

When the telegraph line opened in 1877, Eucla was one of the most important telegraph stations on the line. The town was proclaimed a township and gazetted in 1885, and reached its peak in the 1920s, prior to the construction of a new telegraph line further north alongside the Trans-Australian Railway in 1929. Many of the pioneer farmers and telegraph operators were buried at Eucla, but as the sand dunes encroached onto their graves, some of the headstones and plaques were removed and can now be seen at the museum at Eucla.

The original town was abandoned after severe erosion caused sand drifts to encroach on the town and so a new townsite was established about 4 km to the north and higher up on the escarpment in the location that visitors now pass along the Eyre Highway.

The ruins of the telegraph station still stand amongst the dunes, and are a local tourist attraction.
PlaceID61897
iMapPlot Reference Image

Map

Working on it...

Get Traveller App Get the ExplorOz Traveller App to download all ExplorOz Places for navigational use on your tablet, phone, iPad or laptop.
Download Place
Use this download for GPX, Hema Navigator and OziExplorer. Geo data only no map included.

TrekNotes Near This Place (1)

Wildflowers

Weather

Closest Weather Station

Eucla at 10/02:00pm WST
Distance from Eucla Telegraph Station 3.83km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.5°C16.7°C55%11.2°C1020.6hPa0.0mmSE22km/hr
12knots
35km/hr
19knots

Closest Climatic Station

Eucla
Distance from Eucla Telegraph Station 3.83km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C25.925.725.223.621.118.718.019.121.323.124.324.8
Mean Min. °C16.617.015.913.310.58.27.07.49.111.313.415.0
Mean Rain mm14.618.323.026.430.930.125.226.222.418.418.218.5

Comments & Reviews

Post a Comment
You must be registered and logged in to post here.



Registration is free and takes only seconds to complete!
Loading...
Add Photos & Files
Alert Admin Open in Traveller App

Popular Content

Popular Products (13)