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12-July-2016
12-July-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
The Siemens and Oppenheimer Poles were erected to celebrate 130 years of Siemens innovation in Australia. The poles were used on the telegraph lines between stations on the Tamworth to Barraba Railway which was opened in 1908. The poles are located at the site of the former railway yards. 

In 1872 Siemens supplied equipment for the Overland Telegraph Line; the 2,700-kilometre telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin.

Location

Address:Queen Street, Park near Railway Street, Barraba, 2347
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.388153
Long: 150.609147
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1872
Approx. Event End Date:2002

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 1st November, 2002
Front Inscription

Plaque:
               SIEMENS AND OPPENHEIMER
                              POLES
The Tamworth to Barraba Railway line opened in 1908
with telegraph lines between stations carried on
            Siemens & Oppenheimer Poles. 

These poles were first used in Australia during the 1880's to
replace wooden poles erected in 1872 along the Overland Telegraph
                    from Darwin to Adelaide. 

In 2002, Siemens celebrated 130 years of innovation in Australia. 


Nandewar Historical    Siemens Ltd.             Barraba Shire Council
Society                        Arts North West  Inc.  

                              1st November 2002

                        




 

Source: MA
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