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New Sleeps Hill railway tunnel
Title : New Sleeps Hill railway tunnel New Sleeps Hill railway tunnel
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Creator : State Heritage Branch
Date of creation : 1992
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 90 x 140 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

View of the New Sleeps Hill railway tunnel.

Fearful of Japanese bombing during World War Two, the South Australian government felt some valuables needed a safe and secret storage space away from the centre of Adelaide. The Sleeps Hill railway tunnels, located on the Adelaide-Aldgate railway line, were used to store irreplaceable government documents and some of the collections of the Archives and Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

Coverage year : 1992
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain



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