Hughes Enginehouse - SA

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Position

DEG: -34.08007 137.610199
DMS: 34º 04' 48.25" S 137º 36' 36.72" E
UTM: 53 H 6225891mN 740851mE
Altitude: 41m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

130.77kms NorthWest of Adelaide - Driving 165 km (2 hours 11 mins)
781.78kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 891 km (10 hours 19 mins)

Address & Contact

Moonta - Agery Road
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Information

The classic Cornish Hughes Enginehouse was constructed in 1865. It was named after Walter Watson Hughes, the founder of the Moonta Mining Company. The building housed a 60 inch (1.52 metre) Cornish beam pumping engine, which operated pumps in Hughes and Taylor's Shafts to allow the mining of the main ore body below natural water levels. The engine worked continuously, except for maintenance for more than 58 years until closure of the mine in 1923.

A walking trail provides access to Hughes Enginehouse and environs, and signs interpret the remaining structures.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Kadina at 25/04:30pm CST
Distance from Hughes Enginehouse 13.12km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.1°C3.2°C53%2.8°C1016.4hPa0.0mmSW39km/hr
21knots
54km/hr
29knots

Closest Climatic Station

Maitland
Distance from Hughes Enginehouse 33.23km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.425.822.518.115.414.315.418.021.324.726.3
Mean Min. °C15.715.914.412.69.97.97.07.28.410.012.213.8
Mean Rain mm17.122.121.043.462.769.465.561.349.641.828.023.4

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