Jubilee 150 Re-enactment of the Gulf Road Traffic - Hellfire CreekPrint Page Print this page


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The plaque commemorates the re-enactment of the Gulf Road traffic undertaken as part of the South Australia 150 Jubilee in 1986.

From 1849 to 1857 bullock and mule teams travelled the Gulf Road between Burra and Port Wakefield carting copper ore to the port, and returning with coal and other supplies.



Address:Port Wakefield - Auburn Road & Chandler Road, Halbury, 5461
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.084597
Long: 138.518435
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1986


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th October, 1986
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Hellfire Creek

From 1849 to 1857 a large number of bullock and mule teams travelled the Gulf Road between Burra and Port Wakefield, carting copper ore from the Burra copper works to the port, returning with coal and other requirements.

Hellfire Creek, 100 metres to the east was named by the teamsters travelling the Gulf Road.

This plaque commemorates the Jubilee 150 Re-Enactment of the Gulf Road traffic.

Unveiled by J. P. Kelly J. P., 26 October 1986.






Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au