The Old Overland Telegraph Station
Peake Hill Telegraph Station is just roughly 260km from Coober Pedy in what you might describe as in the middle of no-ware. Built in the 19th century this was one of many telegraph repeater stations built to connect Adelaide with Alice Springs, Darwin and the rest of the world.
Just 17 or so Km of the Odnadatta track this is and amazing station. I would recomend that you allow a few hours at this remote location, have morning tea hear or a late breakfast and have a good look around. But remember to leave everything as you sighted it.
I am not sure if it is part of the original set up of the station (probably not) but there appears to be a relic remanning of an old bed frame I one of old rooms. This is a great place to explore and offers the photographer so much to see. Not only at sunset but dawn offers great light to photograph this locality, luckily because of its remoteness it seems to have avoided dumped rubbish and vandalism, which sadly can be found at some of the more accessible localities. Camping overnight is not allowed at this spot as it is on private land. Please note that cattle can be on this property so take care while on the road.
The Australian Overland Telegraph Line compleated in 1872 was a 3200 km telegraph line that connected Darwin with Port Augusta in South Australia. Linking Australia with the world.
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