Penneshaw Historic Town Well - SA

  Water Tank,Tap


DEG: -35.72131 137.944107
DMS: 35º 43' 16.71" S 137º 56' 38.79" E
UTM: 53 H 6042965mN 766313mE
Altitude: 12m


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LOT 122 Frenchmans Terrace
Penneshaw SA 5222
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A 2.4 metre deep fresh water well was dug on the site in 1880. and was lines with whale bones and old ship timber, and equipped with a whip to raise water to a trough made from a burnt out gum log os whaling trypot. The well was quite an upgrade from the previous harvesting of water by sinking casts into the places where water oozed between the rocks.
In 1926 the Dudley Council relined the well with timber and installed a windmill and a galvanised iron trough to water the local stock. Water was pumped to the local hotel and boarding house until the early 1960’s. Water was as important for their much valued livestock as it was for early settlers.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Willoughby at 25/04:30am CDT
Distance from Penneshaw Historic Town Well 21.7km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Cape Willoughby
Distance from Penneshaw Historic Town Well 21.7km SE
Mean Max. °C21.621.820.819.116.914.914.214.515.917.619.120.6
Mean Min. °C15.816.415.614.212.510.89.89.610.311.413.014.4
Mean Rain mm18.318.021.539.561.675.281.573.956.241.928.323.0

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