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Murphy's Haystacks

Formations. The overhanging dome is approximately 8 metres high.
Murphy's Haystacks

are inselberg rock formations located between Streaky Bay and Port Kenny on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. They obtained their name because a traveller in a coach saw the formation in the distance. He asked how a farmer could produce so much hay. As the farm was on a property owned by a man called Murphy, the rocks became known as Murphy's Haystacks.[1][2]

The reverse side of the Haystacks


  1. ^ "Murphys Haystacks in SA". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 July 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Murphy's Haystacks, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia". Steve Wade. 2002. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

External links

  • District Council of Streaky Bay webpage
  • Murphy's Haystacks - Ancient Granite Rock
  • Murphy's Haystacks YouTube

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