Just over the border from SA the first "town" in Western Australia is Eucla. The town was originally nearer the coast but the sands gradually started to reclaim the settlement and the "modern" town was then established on a nearby hill.
Eucla had an impressive stone telegraph station as the main form of communication between eastern and western Australia. Messages arrived by morse code and a team of operators then sent the message on to the next telegraph station and so on across the country.
These days the telegraph station is still partly visible but this arch, complete with graffiti has been almost buried by the sand hills.
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- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9899)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-17
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-24 23:37