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Location DB > Australia > South Australia > Adelaide > SAMCOR Abattoirs
SAMCOR Abattoirs
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created by Sixmoons on 12/21/2004 4:52 AM
last modified by Sixmoons on 4/17/2006 8:09 AM
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A sprawling open industrial area incorporating an abandoned abattoirs. A favourite topside spot for South Australia's urban explorers. The area has about 5 main sub-areas: Original red brick slaughter house and processing plant, office blocks, boiler room, service sheds and a more modern, smaller slaughter house. The red brick building is extremely creepy. Very dark, dank, dirty and quiet.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Being Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

Adelaide, South Australia
Owner: SA Government
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Biohazard - 'Q fever' and smell !
  •  Interesting Features
    Too many to list. The old brick building is a multistory, archaic monolith of dark rooms, passages nooks and crannies. Plenty of left over industrial equipment. Massive old style boiler room. Newer addition slaughter house with evil and torturous machinery.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Hardly any security at all. Fences easily breached.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1908
    Closed: 1998
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Built in the early 1900's this slaughter house processed meat for the city of Adelaide and many rural areas. It has had a number of additions and expansions since first built, however most of the technology is way outdated. It was decomissioned in about 1998 (I think) when a completely new abattoirs was built nearby. The place is now abandoned although much of it has been demolished.
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     Future Plans
    Currently being demolished. Will probably end up in developer's hands for retail or yuppie apartments. I think there has been some argument over heritage listing of some parts.
    ah the old playground
    Fri, Nov 4th, 2005
    posted by aDeLtRiTuS

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    External environs
    Tue, Dec 21st, 2004
    posted by Sixmoons
    11 pictures
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    Boiler room
    Tue, Dec 21st, 2004
    posted by Sixmoons
    8 pictures
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    Slaughter house
    Tue, Dec 21st, 2004
    posted by Sixmoons
    6 pictures
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    Inside the processing plant
    Tue, Dec 21st, 2004
    posted by Sixmoons
    13 pictures
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    rip samcor
    Fri, Nov 4th, 2005
    posted by aDeLtRiTuS
    15 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/1/2006 3:54 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 1 06 at 3:54, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 17 06 at 8:09, Sixmoons changed the following: Status
  • on Apr 17 06 at 8:08, Sixmoons made this location public
  • on Nov 4 05 at 22:37, aDeLtRiTuS created a new gallery
  • on Nov 4 05 at 22:17, aDeLtRiTuS updated a story
  • on Nov 4 05 at 22:16, aDeLtRiTuS updated a story
  • on Dec 22 04 at 0:38, Sixmoons updated a gallery picture
  • on Dec 22 04 at 0:35, Sixmoons updated a gallery picture
  • on Dec 22 04 at 0:34, Sixmoons updated a gallery picture
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