Telephone exchange items


The telegraph station in Eucla opened on 8 December 1877 and closed in 1927. Morse Code via telegraph was a means of sending information and news around the world using signals. After the telegraph line and station, the telephone line and exchange came to Eucla, which you see here.

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Eucla Museum

A museum on the Great Australian Bight

Eucla is nestled right up against the South Australian border, near the Great Australian Bight. The Eucla location was chosen for a telegraph station which opened in 1877. However, in the 1970s, Eucla...


The Eucla Motel
Eucla-Reid Road
Eucla WA 6443

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How cheap are those prices?

Imagine a time when this was intrepid travelling. At those prices it must have been when the Nullarbor was sealed in 1976, and few people owned four-wheel drives.

The Eucla Recorder

A small printing press for a small town: The Excelsior press produced printed sheets slightly larger than A4 size. It is a hand operated press manufactured by Kelsey & Co, USA. The press was used to...

While you're in the area

Old Eucla Telegraph Station
Old Eucla Telegraph Station
Be sure to check out the ghostly remains of the Old Telegraph Station in...
Eucla Telegraph Station, Eucla, WA 6443