12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Abandoned Jetty

Eucla in Western Australia is one of the most isolated towns in the state and the only Western Australian location on the Eyre Highway that has a direct view of the Great Australian Bight. This jetty was built circa 1880 for the establishment of a manual repeater telegraph station that opened in 1877, Eucla was one of the most important telegraph stations on the line. It was abandoned in 1929 with the construction of a new telegraph line further north alongside the Trans-Australian Railway.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D C
Copyright: © Ian Lumsden