The Eyre Highway is a highway linking Western Australia and South Australia via the Nullarbor Plain. Signed as National Highway 1/A1, it forms part of Highway 1 and the Australian National Highway network linking Perth and Adelaide. It was named after explorer Edward John Eyre, who was the first to cross the Nullarbor by land.
The Eyre Highway starts at Norseman and ends in Port Augusta. The road, and Highway 1, then continues as Port Wakefield Road to Adelaide.
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... Once Eyre had proved that a link between South Australia and Western Australia was possible, efforts to connect them via telegraph began ... The Eyre Highway, which connects Norseman in Western Australia to Port Augusta, was carved across the continent in 1941 ... The last unsealed section of the Eyre Highway was finally sealed in 1976 ...
... The South Australian section of the Eyre Highway crosses the eastern section of the Nullarbor Plain before arriving in the town of Ceduna ... It then skirts the northern boundary of the Eyre Peninsula before reaching the city of Port Augusta ... Augusta, formerly signed Alternate Route 1 and now signed B100, follows Flinders Highway and Lincoln Highway down the western and eastern sides of the peninsula respectively ...
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