Old Telegraph Station in Eucla, Western Australia

The Old Telegraph Station in Eucla, Western Australia

Right on the border with South Australia, the tiny town of Eucla sits in the middle of nowhere right in the South-Eastern corner of Western Australia. The town basically came into existence due to it’s important location on the old telegraph line that ran from Albany to Adelaide in the late 1800’s. The telegraph line was eventually moved north to run along the Trans-Australian Railway line, leaving the once important telegraph station abandoned.

This photo is of the old telegraph station as it is today, left to ruin and slowly being swallowed by the surrounding sand dunes.

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4 comments… add one
  • Vinnie May 8, 2013

    I have a fascination for the ruins, almost a silly sentimental attachment to them because they represent so much of history and so much of human activity of the past and now they are deserted, unwanted yet aspiring for one last attention before they are completely destroyed. I wish some body restores this telegraph station and even this town for the future generations.

    • Dean Wickham May 13, 2013

      I have a small obsession with ruins myself, Vinnie. History is very fascinating.

  • Jennifer May 8, 2013

    Magical – and what a beautiful blue sky!
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