Kow Plains - VIC

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -35.24036 141.39088
DMS: 35º 14' 25.3" S 141º 23' 27.18" E
UTM: 54 H 6100231mN 535564mE
Altitude: 45.69m

Description

Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site

Location

256.97kms East of Adelaide
428.81kms NorthWest of Melbourne
991.49kms NorthWest of Hobart

Address & Contact

LOT 28 Cowangie South Road
Cowangie VIC 3506
Phone: N/A
Email: http://kowplains.com
Web: http://kowplains.com

Information

Historic Homestead dating from about 1859 and reconstructed using photos from the era for guidance.

The homestead is part of the remains of the Kow Plains Station complex first settled in 1859. The homestead has been dated as being built in 1879, and the wells were sunk in the 1860s. The building is a drop log construction of local pine. It is one of the very few remaining buildings of this type, and an evocative remnant of settlement and life in one of the most remote and hostile parts of the state. The last time the homestead was occupied was in 1961, and then in 1962 it was purchased to establish a quarry.

Take a self guided tour of the buildings and the grounds and read the interpretive signage as you go.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Walpeup Research
Distance from Kow Plains 57.27km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.227.922.918.315.114.616.419.523.126.829.8
Mean Min. °C15.215.413.110.07.75.54.85.46.98.811.413.5
Mean Rain mm22.223.421.422.530.729.632.835.031.233.828.024.9

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