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Andamooka Heritage Machinery

The Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Association conducted a heritage
project with a grant from Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal that
developed interpretive signage to complement a display of machinery that has
been used in the local opal industry over the last 80 years.

There is currently limited recording of the heritage and history of Andamooka and it is important that this is recorded as Andamooka was one of the earliest opal mines in South Australia.

Andamooka relies on tourism and the Andamooka Heritage Machinery Sign Project has allowed visitors to gain an appreciation of how the pioneers first settled in the region and the barriers faced by them in this
quest.

The interpretive signage and photographic display has
provided an overview into South Australia early history in the opal mining and
how their workers survived in this harsh and remote environment

The interpretive signs are located close to the Community
Park and Tourist Park.


Click on the below Machinery Names to view photos and
details:

Armstrong Holland Tow Grader

 

Australian Produced Highway (brand name) Borer

 

Bedford 4X4 Truck

 

Buck Scraper

 

Fowler Challenger 3 Bulldozer

 

Ingersoll Rand Compressor and RAAF Generator

 

International Bulldozer

 

Landrover

 

Leroi Compressor

 

Leyland Tipper

 

Lima Dragline


Moore & Sons Backhoe

 

War Time Military 4WD Trucks

 

Winch and Windless

 

 

Andamooka Press

Since it's first publication in 1973, the Andamooka Press has come a long way and adopted a brand new look in 2010. Please find links to issues below. We will endeavour to provide links for older issues also so watch this space! Links will open in PDF format.

 

2016 - Volume 6

Issue 1 - January February 2016

Issue 2 - March 2016

Issue 3 - April 2016

Issue 4 - May 2016

Issue 5 - June 2016

Issue 6 - June 2016 Special Edition

Issue 7 - July 2016

 

 

 

2015 - Volume 5

Issue 1 - February 2015

Issue 2 - March 2015

Issue 3 - April 2015

Issue 4 - May 2015

Issue 5 - June 2015

Issue 6 - July 2015

Issue 7 - August 2015

Issue 8 - September 2015

Issue 9 - October 2015

Issue 10 - November 2015

Issue 11 - December 2015

 

2014 - Volume 4

Issue 1- February 2014

Issue 2 -March 2014

Issue 3 - April 2014

Issue 4 - June 2014

Issue 5 - August 2014

Issue 6 - September 2014

Issue 7 - October 2014

Issue 8 - November 2014

Issue 9 - December 2014 

 

2013 - Volume 3

Issue 1 - January 2013

Issue 2 - February 2013

Issue 3 - March 2013

Issue 4 - April 2013

Issue 5 - May 2013

Issue 6 - June 2013

Issue 7 - July 2013

Issue 8 - August 2013

Issue 9 - September 2013

Issue 10 - October 2013

Issue 11 - November 2013

Issue 12 - December 2013

 

2012 - Volume 2

Issue 10 - September 2012  Issue 9 - August 2012  Issue 8 - July 2012  Issue 7 - June 2012

Issue 6 - May 2012  Issue 5 - April 2012  Issue 4 - March 2012  Issue 3 - February 2012

Issue 2 - January 2012  Issue 1 - December 2011

 

2011 - Volume 1

Issue 12 - November 2011  Issue 11 - October 2011  Issue 10 - September 2011

Issue 9 - August 2011 Issue 8 - July 2011  Issue 7 - June 2011  Issue 6 - May 2011

Issue 5 - April 2011  Issue 4 - March 2011  Issue 3  - February 2011

Issue 2 - January 2011  Issue 1 - December 2010

 

2007

February  March  November  December

 

2006

February  April  May  June July  August  October November

 

2005

March  April  May  June  August issue 1  August issue 2  December

 

1987 Volume 9

Edition 6 - August 18 1987 20 Nov 1987