The Toll House (c1841) - SA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -34.965172 138.6474
DMS: 34º 57' 54.62" S 138º 38' 50.64" E
UTM: 54 H 6128291mN 285210mE
Altitude: 195m


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South Eastern Freeway
Mount Osmond SA 5064
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On an island in the middle of the road is the Toll House, built in 1841, when the colony was suffering severe financial hardship.

Tolls were collected (from those travellers who did not choose to undertake a hazardous bypass route), until 1847, when the levies were abolished, it being seen as unjust that this road should be the only road in the State to be taxed. The toll-gate keeper lived in the hexagonal house, with a small garden. His hours were fixed by the Act (No. 4 of 1841) “from twelve o’clock at night to twelve o’clock of the next succeeding night”!
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Lofty at 28/12:00pm CDT
Distance from The Toll House (c1841) 5.78km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Adelaide (Kent Town)
Distance from The Toll House (c1841) 5.43km NW
Mean Max. °C29.329.426.422.718.916.115.316.619.021.825.227.0
Mean Min. °C17.117.215.312.410.
Mean Rain mm19.013.527.239.659.979.374.768.859.243.130.929.0

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