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31-August-2020
31-August-2020

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

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.

 

Location

Address:Port Wakefield - Auburn Road, Balaklava, 5461
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.117458
Long: 138.475401
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 27th October, 1986
Front Inscription

Devil`s Garden

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.

This spot was known as the Devil`s garden, a treacherous bog in winter, surrounded by sandhills which were diffcult to cross in summer.  A corduroy road of native pine poles cut from the scrub was laid over the area, and remains of this road are buried beneath the sand nearby.

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

Unveiled by J. W. Olson M.P., 27 October 1986.

 

 

 

Source: MA
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