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Address Railway Terrace TANTANOOLA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Wattle Range Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Tantanoola Railway Station & Goods Shed
Registered Name Tantanoola Railway Station & Goods Shed
Significance This Railway Station, built in 1880, together with the corrugated iron barrel-vaulted goods shed, is one of the oldest remaining railway buildings in the South East. This station was built as part of the rail link from Mount Gambier to Beachport, which was opened on 19 May 1879 and therefore represents the earliest period in this region's railway history. The line was built to permit agricultural produce to be exported through Beachport. The line from Adelaide via Wolseley was connected with the South East network in June 1887. The station became unattended on 1 May 1980.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Station; Transport (Rail) - Goods Shed
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-APR-1994
LGA Wattle Range
State Heritage ID 14605
Heritage Number 16529
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5669/112 D32798 A3


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