Tarcoola - SA

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -30.70842 134.56839
DMS: 30º 42' 30.31" S 134º 34' 6.2" E
UTM: 53 J 6602632mN 458671mE
Altitude: 122m

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Tarcoola SA
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Tarcoola is at an important railway junction. From a point just west of the township the Ghan line heads north and the Indian Pacific line heads west. Tarcoola was named after the Melbourne Cup winner of 1893 – the year gold was discovered in the area. There were 2000 people living on the gold fields by 1900 and there was even a town plan surveyed just north of the junction in 1915. These days only the hotel and a few houses remain in use. Recently, someone tried to contact the proprietor of the hotel and was told that the hotel—the last public service in Tarcoola had closed some years ago, shortly after the opening of the new railway from Tarcoola to Alice Springs.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Tarcoola Aero
Distance from Tarcoola 1.04km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.835.131.427.122.418.818.821.225.227.931.433.7
Mean Min. °C19.819.316.012.17.95.14.65.59.011.715.517.3
Mean Rain mm12.228.116.010.211.413.510.112.010.217.819.823.5

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