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Hughes Pump House – National Trust Property

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About this site: Erected in 1865, this housed a 60-inch Cornish beam-pumping engine, which operated until the mine closed in 1923. It pumped water from the adjacent shaft to a depth of 366 metres and from Taylors Shaft, about 300 metres to the North, to a depth of 788 metres. Hughes Pump House is now listed as a protected property by the National Trust of South Australia.

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North Terrace

Moonta Mines



Ph. (08) 8251 1891