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13-February-2021
13-February-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The water standpipe commemorates the construction workers who worked on the railway line which contributed to the settlement of the area. 

The narrow gauge railway reached Darke Peak from Port Lincoln in 1911. Water for its steam engines came from the local dam constructed by Charles Frederick Ridgeway. The Hundred of Darke and the town of Darke Peak were surveyed in 1912. 

Location

Address:Balumbah - Kinard Road, Darke Peak, 5642
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.470196
Long: 136.198813
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event Start Date:

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1994
Front Inscription

This Standpipe Was Used From 1911
By Steam Trains To Take On Water.
It Was Moved To This Site In 1994
As A Memorial To Those Who
Constructed And Worked On The 
Railway Line - Making Settlement
 Of The Area Possible

Source: MA
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