Tea Tree Gully (Former), S.A, 5091
Posted by: earthlight
S 34° 49.314 E 138° 43.851
54H E 292469 N 6144359
Quick Description: Tea Tree gully post office operated here from 1880-1963
Location: South Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 7/14/2012 5:35:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMEWKZ
This post office was located in these premises from 1880 until 1963.
On the outside you can see the great old Red letter box for placing mail.
It is located opposite Haines Park on Perserverance Road Tea Tree Gully.
The building was originally the Old Highercombe Hotel and since the post office closure a National Trust museum
It is of historical value as is the Inglewood Inn which was founded in 1857 and proclaimed Sth australia's first historical Inn in 1970's
The name Tea Tree gully comes from the name of the small white flowers grown on the trees in the area.The early settlers brewed their leaves to make tea.
The original name of the settlement in 1850 was Steventon and by 1867 known as both by Tea Tree gully and Steventon until 1900 when Steventon was dropped.
Post Office Type: Distribution Centre
Post Boxes: No
Historical Significance: Yes - Older than 50 years
Current use: No
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