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Fibre Optic Gladstone

Specialising in Fibre Optic Installation, Repair, Splicing and Emergency Repair in Gladstone

Next Gen Fibre & Data Networks service the Gladstone area and provide Fibre Optic Installation and Repair, as well as Splicing and Emergency Repair. Operating for many years and completing a number of Fibre Optic Installs and Repairs, you can trust Next Gen Fibre & Data Networks for your project. So if you need Fibre Optic Repair, Installation or Splicing in Gladstone contact us today for further information. Get a Free Quote for your next project, or contact us now on 07 5665 8721 for Fibre Optic Emergency Repair.

Gladstone Overview

Gladstone is a small rural town in the Mid North of South Australia in the approach to the lower Flinders Ranges. At the 2006 census, Gladstone had a population of 629.


Public Transport

Gladstone is located on the main Port Pirie to Broken Hill railway, with branches going north and south. Originally, all the lines were 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge narrow gauge railways. In 1927, the line south of Gladstone to Hamley Bridge was converted to 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) broad gauge, making Gladstone a break-of-gauge junction. In 1970, the line from Port Pirie to Broken Hill was converted to 4 ft 8 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge making Gladstone into a rare three-gauge break-of-gauge junction. In the 1980s, the broad and narrow gauge lines were closed, leaving Gladstone as a purely standard gauge station. The station is still served by the twice-weekly Indian Pacific train, run by Great Southern Railways. It runs to Adelaide on Sundays and Thursdays, and to Sydney on Tuesdays and Fridays.



The town services the surrounding district with two pubs, three churches, a bank, Post Office and several shops and small businesses providing basic goods and services. The closest hospital is 11 km away in a neighbouring rural town, but doctors take appointments in the town's medical clinic. There is a kindergarten (approximately 12 enrolments), state primary school (63), Catholic primary school (60) and a secondary school (approximately 205 students, drawn from the wider district).



Gladstone's main tourist attraction is the old Gladstone Gaol, built between 1879-81 it was originally intended for inebriates, debtors and other prisoners, both male and female. Male prisoners worked in the market gardens outside the prison walls while female prisoners worked in the gaol's laundry. Containing 120 cells, the gaol never exceeded a maximum of 60 prisoners at any stage during it operational history. During World War II it was used for the internment of Germans and Italians, and later as a military detention centre before returning to public service. From 1953 the gaol was also used as a youth corrective centre. It was closed in 1975, due to its outdated facilities and re-opened to the public in the belief that the archaic prison would frighten children into avoiding a life of crime. It is now open to the public for tours, back-packer accommodation and is available for functions.