Joining of the Rails Monument - SA

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Position

DEG: -30.46666 131.794693
DMS: 30º 27' 59.97" S 131º 47' 40.89" E
UTM: 52 J 6626183mN 768324mE
Altitude: 108m

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Nullabor Recreation Reserve
South Australia 5710
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Monument to Joining of the east and west section of Railway line 17th October 1917.

On the 17th October 1967 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the joining of the rails, a wooden Memorial was unveiled in front of a crowd of around 50 people. Over the years, the weather took its toll on the monument and by 2013, it was no more than a pile of rotting wood on the ground.

To mark such an historic event, a new metal memorial was made in the Railways workshop in Port Augusta and transported to the site and erected for the official ceremony that took place on Tuesday 17th October 2017, in front of a great crowd of over 420 people with the temperature of 43 degrees and a very strong wind.

At the precise time when the rails were joined back in 1917, Dick Smith unveiled the new memorial at 1:45 pm and plaque should be in place for the next 100 years.
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Closest Weather Station

Nullarbor at 23/12:30am CST
Distance from Joining of the Rails Monument 138.66km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.1°C5.6°C99%8.0°C1023.5hPa0.0mmWNW11km/hr
6knots
13km/hr
7knots

Closest Climatic Station

Nullarbor
Distance from Joining of the Rails Monument 138.66km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.927.826.524.821.418.818.219.622.424.326.026.7
Mean Min. °C15.716.114.111.68.96.35.15.87.910.212.414.2
Mean Rain mm11.113.221.822.429.730.227.324.517.818.216.815.3

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