Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Commercial Road PORT AUGUSTA
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Augusta Council
Polygon Type S - parcel that has been split (because it has more than one heritage item on it
Details (Known As) Curdnatta Art Gallery (former first Port Augusta Railway Station)
Registered Name Early Port Augusta Railway Station
Significance The first Port Augusta railway station was built in 1881 as part of the first section of the Great Northern Railway, which it was hoped would be part of a line crossing the continent from south to north. The line was built in stages, finally being extended to Alice Springs in 1929. This southern terminus is of immense historical significance. It is identified with the South Australian endeavours to build a transcontinental railway to Port Darwin on the north coast and it exemplifies the attitudes of colonists to the efficacy of railways in developing the land. Architecturally, the station building was functional and utilitarian and shared the essential elements of its design with many other station buildings which were constructed at the time, including several on the Great Northern Railway.
Subject Index Transport (Rail) - Railway Station
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 21-OCT-1993
LGA Port Augusta
State Heritage ID 14611
Heritage Number 16271
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 6272/944 D128723 A100,CR 6272/945 D128723 A101,CT 6274/440 D128346 A11,CT 6274/441 D128346 A13,CT 6274/442 D128346 A14,CT 6274/443 D128346 A15,CT 6274/444 D128346 AROAD,10,12


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