Historic Terowie, South Australia

Main street of the mid-north town of Terowie

Main street of the mid-north town of Terowie

On out way home from a recent visit to family in Peterborough we called into the historic town of Terowie in the mid-north of South Australia. This old town is about a 20 minute drive south of Peterborough and normally we take the by-pass route. On this occasion we went into the town in order to take some photos of the old bank building there. A friend asked us to take a few photos because her camera failed to download the photos she had taken on a visit last year.

Terowie was surveyed in 1877 and was soon settled and became a thriving town. The growing network of railways in South Australia ensured that the town would – for a time – thrive. It soon became a bustling town and served the growing rural community in which it was based. Now it is a sleepy, quiet town, far removed from the hustle of former days. Here you can read more about its history, and some of the people who lived and worked there.

I will post more photos in coming days.

Advertising on the side of the local store in Terowie

Advertising on the side of the local store in Terowie

Map of the town on a sign in the main street

Map of the town on a sign in the main street

 

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