Looking out from the ruins of the old Telegraph Station, at Eucla, Western Australia

Looking out from the ruins of the old Telegraph Station, at Eucla, Western Australia
Looking out from the ruins of the old Telegraph Station, at Eucla, Western Australia. Summer 2015.

Copyright © Michael Hey-Cunningham

We have visited these ruins over a number of years - since 1997 - and they are becoming more weather-beaten and ruined as time goes on.

Compare the condition of this building with a similar limestone building at the Eyre Bird Observatory. That was also a Telegraph Station, and was built at roughly the same time and abandoned at roughly the same time. The difference is that the roof was not removed so when the time came for it to be restored the condition of the building was good enough to allow a restoration.