Road Photos & Information: South Australia
B79 Wilkins Highway, RM Williams Way, Beniah Road, Telford Avenue, Main Street & Petersburg Road (B79) - Warnertown to Gladstone

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B80 is a rural route north of Adelaide, and east of Port Pirie. A mostly rural 2-lane highway, the route services mostly farming communities, commercial and residential zones. The route links the major highways of Augusta Hwy (A1) and Barrier Hwy (A32).

The Wilkins Highway is named after Sir Hubert Wilkins, who was an Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer. RM Williams Way was named after Reginal Murray Williams who was an Australian bushman and entrepreneur who rose from a swagman to a millionaire. Petersburg Road is named after the original name of the town of Peterborough, which was originally named Petersburg after the landowner, Peter Doecke, who sold land to create the town. It was one of 69 places in South Australia renamed in 1917 due to anti-German sentiments during World War I.

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NEW Reassurance Dirctional Sign:
Distance sign on Wilkins Hwy (B79) at Gladstone, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Wilkins Hwy (B79) at Gladstone approaching Horrocks Hwy (B82), December 2003.

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      Distance Sign:
Westbound distance sign as you leave Gladstone. December 2007.

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      Approaching Hughs Gap Road:
Westbound approaching the intersection with Hughs Gap Road at Hughs Gap. December 2007.

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      Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Hughs Gap. December 2007.

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      Black Advance Directional Sign:
Old black, but coverplated, AD sign approaching Augusta Hwy (A1) at Warnertown, December 2007.

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      End B79:
Western terminus of B79, at Augusta Hwy (A1) at Warnertown, December 2007. Note the old black directional signs.

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Last updated: 07-Dec-2020 12:58

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