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05-May-2021
05-May-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The avenue of trees marks the site of the North - South Railway Line which reached Hawker in 1881, and was used until 1970.  The avenue was established as a Bicentenary Project in 1988. 

 

Location

Address:Elder & Wonoka Terraces, A. W. (Blue) Burt Memorial Park, Hawker, 5434
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.886759
Long: 138.419721
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Trees
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1881
Approx. Event End Date:1970

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription

This Avenue was established to mark the site of the North - South Railway Line which reached Hawker in 1881 and carried passengers, wheat, wool, stock and supplies to and from Hawker until 1970.

During World War II the line became a vital link between Adelaide and Darwin, 18,000 servicemen plus thousands of tons of military stores and equipment passed through Hawker on their way to the front.

Plaque :

This plaque was unveiled by Mr K. M. Bischoff J. P. 

 

        

Source: MA
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