Australia - Broken Hill - Yancowinna
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Sun May 1 21:46:36 UTC 2005
I found 2 entries that spoke of another unmarked time zone in Australia of +8:45
Caiguna-Eucla-Border Village (far south-eastern part of state)
Eucla is the easternmost town in Western Australia. It is located at 31°43′ S 128°53′ E, on the Great Australian Bight approximately 13 kilometres (8 miles) west of the South Australian border. It is in the Shire of Dundas in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. It has a population of about 50 people.
Please note that a small portion of Western Australia from the town of Caiguna to Eucla to Border Village is UTC/GMT +8 hours 45 minutes. These towns are located close to the border between South Australia and Western Australia with the town of Eucla being almost on the border and the town of Border Village being virtually on the border. These towns are found along the Eyre Highway which connects Western Australia to South Australia. The stretch of road between these towns is famous for being the longest stretch of straight road in Australia.
From: Oscar van Vlijmen [mailto:ovv at hetnet.nl]
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: Australia - Broken Hill - Yancowinna
Broken Hill, or more precise, the whole county of Yancowinna, differs from
the rest of New South Wales, as clearly stated in the TZ database.
Problem is: what is the "county of Yancowinna"?
The Australian Standard Time Act 1987 mentions this county, but doesn't
mention the county boundaries. Once they were known, but they have
disappeared from recent maps.
Finally I found a scan of an old map from the Land Registry, showing the
Yancowinna county. Found on the website of The Sydney Morning Herald:
Click on field number 2 or download the map directly:
The following places are within the county boundaries:
Broken Hill, The Gorge, Mount Gipps, Silverton, Stephens Creek, Wahratta,
The name "Wahratta" is not perfectly readable from the map, but I've checked
the name and location against the Australia file from the GEOnet Names
Oscar van Vlijmen
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