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  Stationmaster's Residence and Kitchen
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  • Stationmaster's Residence and Kitchen - Alice Springs
      Stationmaster's Residence and Kitchen
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  • South Veranda of Stationmaster's Residence - Alice Springs
      South Veranda of Stationmaster's Residence
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  • Stationmaster's Double Veranda, Kitchen & Office - Alice Springs
      Stationmaster's Double Veranda, Kitchen & Office
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  • Foundation Stone for Stationmaster's Residence - Alice Springs
      Foundation Stone for Stationmaster's Residence
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The Stationmaster's Residence was built in 1888. At the time it was the grandest house in Central Australia. However, they forgot the air conditioning and window screens. Although the building's double verandas (north and south sides) and thick walls provided some protection from the extremes in temperature found in the Alice Springs area, it often got really stifling inside during the long, hot summers. Flies were also a major problem because the windows and doors were not fitted with screens.

I don't know why, but the bottom part of the Residence's foundation stone seemed to be damaged when we were there in August 2010. It may have just weathered off but it looked like the JOSEPH STEAD BUILDER 11/1/88 part had been scraped off. It was not damaged but the middle line, JOHN McKAY ES9, was difficult to read due to weathering. Maybe it was just being restored.

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