Hughes Enginehouse - SA

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


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

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Moonta - Agery Road
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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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Distance from Hughes Enginehouse 33.23km S
Mean Max. °C29.228.425.822.518.115.414.315.418.021.324.726.3
Mean Min. °C15.715.914.412.
Mean Rain mm17.

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