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26-October-2020
26-October-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 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.

 

Location

Address:Port Wakefield - Auburn Road, Halbury, 5461
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.078849
Long: 138.552999
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th October, 1986
Front Inscription

Company Well

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.

Here, on the Hoyles Plains, the Copper Company owned a section of land where there was a well of good water. 

This section was a watering and resting place for the teams travelling the Gulf Road.

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

Unveiled by W. F. Gregor, 26 October 1986.

 

 

 

Source: MA
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