Newcastle Waters

fter Daly Waters, there's the fascinating ghost town of
Newcastle Waters

.  rood trains
.  suart highways
.  map

    History Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters. I didnít see a sole person in this place, not a living soul. If a big and black figure looms up with his bags, itís just a statue of a pioneerÖ


When you find yourself on the road and a muffled noise starts up, be careful! Get over on the side of the road and protect yourself from sand and dust, because the sucking effect of the wind produced by the wheels and trailers will knock you off balance with its violence and you'll find yourself thrown down by the side of the road.
If you are in a car you'll need at least an entire kilometer of room to pass one of these land trains if you get stuck behind one on the road, because they are so incredibly long.

 Overland Telegraph erected along Stuart's route and Newcastle Waters pony express establisted Information Board Newcastle Waters.

1861 -  Stuart discovered and named Newcastle Waters
1863 -  South Australia gained control of the
1872 -  Northorn Territory
1877 -  Nat Buchanan and Sam Croker cross the Barkly to Powell Creek Telegraph station
1888 -  Alfred Giles and Darcy Uhr stock the station and bwild first homestead.
1895 -  Station sold to John Lewis & Co
1920 -  Garettal of murranji and barkly Stock Routes
1930 -  Resumption of one square mile for the township
1942 -  Voice-contact telegraph etablished
1948/9 Lewis & Co. Transfer and station sud-leased to Roy Edwards & Partners.
1950 -  Motorised transportof stock route supercedes droving
1964 -  Township gazetted
1980 -  Ashburton Pastoral Co. Lease station.
1983 -  Lease transferred to. Consolidated Press Holding
1988 -  Last Great Cattle Drive starting point, dedication of Drovers of Drovers Memorial Park
           and Opening of national Trust property, Jones Store.