Aroona Hut - SA

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -31.277386 138.579422
DMS: 31º 16' 38.59" S 138º 34' 45.92" E
UTM: 54 J 6537128mN 269557mE
Altitude: 402.4m

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Heysen Trail
Flinders Ranges SA 5434
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The Aroona Hut was built in 1925 as an outstation for Eddie Pumpa. It consisted of a 4 roomed dwelling with a stone fire-place and a verandah running along three sides. The kitchen and washroom were enclosed at separate ends of the back verandah. The house is typical pug and pine construction. Slabs of native pine from this area were cut and errected vertically side by side. Chicken wire was nailed to this framework and mud (or pug) was flushed up to fill the gaps. The floor was rammed earth and the roof was corrugated galvanised iron sheets.

The famous Australian painter Hans Heysen stayed here at Aroona in 1927 and began the first of many sketches and paintings.
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Closest Weather Station

Hawker at 14/09:00am CST
Distance from Aroona Hut 68.84km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.9°C12.4°C69%8.4°C1017.6hPa1.0mmWNW6km/hr
3knots
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Closest Climatic Station

Hawker
Distance from Aroona Hut 68.84km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.333.430.125.520.016.415.917.821.725.729.331.8
Mean Min. °C18.018.014.911.07.14.43.74.36.89.813.615.8
Mean Rain mm19.921.016.719.430.638.233.731.827.724.623.222.0

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