With long or short taps on his Morse key, a Telegraph operator sent coded messages of electrical pulses to the next station on the line.
The buggy shed housed horse-drawn buggies, spare harness and the year's supply of flour, tea and sugar.
Telegraph station families travelled in buggies like this to the railhead at Oodnadatta or to nearby picnic spots. Simpsons Gap, 25 kilometres from the station, was the furthest limit for a day's picnic. A trip out there was a special occasion. 50 kilometres in a day, with a full load, was as much as the horses could manage.
The building was converted to a laundry and bathroom when the Telegraph Station became an Aboriginal children's home in 1932.
The camel drivers were commonly referred to as Afghans but many were from neighbouring Pakistan and northern India. Their tracks stretched across two thirds of the country, into places where railways did not reach and horses could not travel.