Strangways Springs (Ruin) - SA

  Historic Site


DEG: -29.162689 136.550507
DMS: 29º 09' 45.68" S 136º 33' 1.82" E
UTM: 53 J 6772995mN 650792mE
Altitude: 63.38m


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Oodnadatta Track
William Creek SA 5710
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Near this location is Strangways Siding with nothing much left, but take the nearby rough bulldusty track up a hill to an impressive ruined site that was once the Strangeways Telegraph Repeater Station. There are stone-walled stock pens, a huge stone-walled water tank that looks more like a church until you find it has no door, and other crumbling ruins. This site has also come under protection by a conservation group but for tourists all this means is steeping through gate in a rabbit proof fence.
Strangways was the site of the first homestead on the pastoral property of the same name (it’s now called ‘Anna Creek’ and is the biggest pastoral station in the world). Strangways was sold to the South Australian government in 1870, and became a repeater station on the Overland Telegraph Line. At its peak, it was a small village with a number of buildings. The site was selected as it was next to a mound spring. This mound spring, unfortunately, is now dry. The station was closed down in 1896 and moved to William Creek.
For visitors, you can enjoy strolling amongst a protected heritage site with ruins of the stone telegraph station, a cemetery, and take the mound springs walk. The mound springs have stopped flowing but the area is well worth a visit.
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Closest Weather Station

Roxby Downs at 20/05:00pm CST
Distance from Strangways Springs (Ruin) 150.04km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Roxby Downs (Olympic Dam Aerodrome)
Distance from Strangways Springs (Ruin) 150.04km S
Mean Max. °C37.235.831.927.222.318.518.420.825.
Mean Min. °C21.120.416.812.
Mean Rain mm11.421.47.814.

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