Australia is a beautiful country with many places to explore in your own backyard.
Published December 19th 2020
A small township on the former Peterborough Railway line
Recently on our trip to Clare and Burra, we stopped by Farrell Flat, a small township about 20 kilometres east of Clare and approximately 22 kilometres south-west of Burra. The town, in the Regional Council of Goyder, was formerly known as "Hanson". In 1940, it became officially known as Farrell Flat, a name for the railway station along the former Peterborough Railway line. It was also named for James Farrell, Colonial Chaplain and Dean of Adelaide. James Farrell lived from 1803 to 1869.
In the early years, Farrell Flat was the heart of a thriving farming community. However, today its mainly a satellite town to the larger towns nearby like Clare and Burra. However, it has retained its identity. There is an operating hotel, a cafe, an engineering business and grain silos. Recently the grain silos became South Australia's newest Silo Artwork. The town hopes this latest attraction will invite visitors to the town. The artwork is indeed beautiful and worth a visit. So do drop by to support the locals when you are in the region.