Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

Map Show Map
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Far North)
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) The Peake Historic Site - Ruins of Overland Telegraph Station, Police Station, Homestead, Smelter
Registered Name The Peake Historic Site - Ruins of Overland Telegraph Station, Police Station, Homestead, Smelter and Cemetery
Significance The ruins at the Peake illustrate the themes of early pastoral settlement in the north of South Australia, the construction and operation of the Overland Telegraph Line and early exploration and mining activity in the region. (State Heritage Branch file)
Subject Index Communication (postal and tele) - Telegraph Station; Miscellaneous - Ruin; Mining and mineral processing - Mine; Residential - House; Cemeteries and burial sites - Cemetery; Manufacturing and processing - Lime Kiln
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 28-MAY-1987
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 13624
Heritage Number 17
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CL 6186/394 D34373 A2020


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

GIS files

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