Dalhousie (Ruins) - SA



DEG: -26.514223 135.468384
DMS: 26º 30' 51.2" S 135º 28' 6.18" E
UTM: 53 J 7067282mN 546669mE
Altitude: 121.59m


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Public Access Route No 8
SA 5734
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Visitors can enjoy walking around the ruins of many old buildings including the homestead, stockman's quarters and blacksmith and remnants of the cattle yards and chook pen can be seen here.

The Dalhousie homestead buildings were constructed from springs limestone. The limestone blocks were well-dressed and brought to accurate courses in the process of construction. The buildings were built sometime between 1872 and 1885. This small settlement consisted of the homestead, a shed, workmen's quarters, blacksmith's shop and the stockyards. The homestead is thought to be the earliest structure. The fence was erected to protect the building from being undermined by rabbits. Abandoned in 1925.Taken over in 1984 by the Department for Environment and Heritage and was dedicated as ‘Witjira National Park.’

100 year old date palms rustling in the breeze.
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Closest Weather Station

Oodnadatta at 30/03:30am CST
Distance from Dalhousie (Ruins) 115.71km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Dalhousie (Ruins) 115.71km S
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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