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Farina (ruins)

Farina (ruins)

Farina was the railhead of the Old Ghan railway until 1884 when the Ghan reached up to Marree. At the time, people hoped that Farina would become a successful agricultural centre; it’s name, “Farinaâ€?, comes from the latin for “flourâ€? or “mealâ€?. Unfortunately, rainfall isn’t regular or plentiful so Farina never managed to expand to the planned 432 1/4 acre blocks set out within the town.

Today Farina is a ghost town. The post-office, of which we see the back here, closed in the 1960s.

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