Murphy's Haystacks
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Panoramic photo by Klaus Mayer EXPERT Taken 04:02, 25/10/2009 - Views loading...

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Murphy's Haystacks

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Murphys Haystacks are a geological attraction of the Eyre Peninsula.

The pink Hiltaba granite inselbergs, estimated to be over 1,500 million years old, stood exposed on top of a hill near Murphy's sheep station for over 30,000 years.

Legend has it that a Scottish agricultural advisor, promoting tillage in the area had mistaken the groups of pillars for haystacks gathered on top of the hill.

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This panorama was taken in Eyre Peninsula

This is an overview of Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula is bordered by Spencer Gulf and Great Australian Bight with over 2,000 kilometres of coastline for fishing, whale watching, watersports, swimming with sea lions or diving with sharks.

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