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The Telegraph pole commemorates the development of the Perth to Southern Cross Telegraph Service that arrived at the old townsite north of Merredin Peak in February, 1892. The pole was re-erected in 1991 for the Merredin Centenary.

Location

Address:Barrack Street, Merredin, 6415
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.482222
Long: 118.280278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event End Date:04-February-1892
Link: https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/about-i…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1991
Front Inscription
Memorial Telegraph Services
Perth to Southern Cross opened 4.2.1892
Passed through Merredin old town site.
This pole was re-erected by Telecom Australia
for the Merredin Centenary 16/17.3.1991
See History of Telegraph Services
at Merredin Railway Museum
Source: MA, HWA
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