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Australia : Western Australia

7.0 km (4.3 miles) WNW of Koomberkine, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 338 m (1108 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°N 63°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West (towards Uberin Road, 500 m away) #3: View North #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies beside this north-south fence, in farmland #6: All zeros!

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  31°S 117°E (visit #5)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Nov-2014 -- Today I took a break from sightseeing in the Perth area to visit two easy-looking, though remote, Degree Confluence Points to the North-east.

From Perth, I drove eastward across the Perth Hills, and entered the vast, flat ‘Central Wheatbelt’ region of Western Australia. I drove through the small farm town of Northam, and the even smaller farm town of Goomalling, before turning onto dirt roads. Eventually, I ended up on Uberin Road, which passed 500 metres to the west of the confluence point.

Satellite imagery had shown the confluence point to be on what appeared a dirt road, and I had originally hoped to drive to the point - but I discovered that the ‘dirt road’ is really just a farm path, along a fenceline. Instead, I parked on Uberin Road, and did an easy 500 m each-way hike to the point. It was hot (mid 30s °C) and windy as I walked to/from the point. And I was besieged by flies throughout - but I've come to the conclusion that flies are ubiquitous throughout Western Australia, so I'm probably not going to mention flies again when I report on future confluence point visits in WA.

The confluence point lies on a north-south fenceline - presumably surveyed to follow the 117 degree West line of longitude.


 All pictures
#1: View South
#2: View West (towards Uberin Road, 500 m away)
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies beside this north-south fence, in farmland
#6: All zeros!
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