The Devil's Garden Memorial

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Balaklava-Auburn Road, Balaklava, South Australia

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FROM 1849 TO 1857 A LARGE NUMBER OF BULLOCK AND MULE TEAMS TRAVELLED THE GULF ROAD BETWEEN BURRA AND PORT WAKEFIEID, CARTING COPPER ORE FROM THE BURRA COPPER WORKS TO THE PORT, RETURNING WITH COAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS. THIS SPOT AWAS KNOWN AS THE DEVIL'S GARDEN, A TREACHEROUS BOG IN WINTER SURROUNDED BY SANDHILLS WHICH WERE DIFFICULT TO CROSS IN SUMMER CORDUROY ROAD OF NATIVE PINE POLES CUT FROM THE SCRUB WAS LAID OVER THE AREA, AND THE REMAINS OF THIS ROAD ARE BURIED BENEATH THE SAND NEARBY THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES THE JUBILEE 150 RE ENACTMENT OF THE GULF ROAD TRAFFIC UNVEILED BY AW. OLSON MB 327 OCTOBER 1986.

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