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Australia : Queensland

4.6 km (2.9 miles) S of Dumpy Creek, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 105 m (344 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 24°N 30°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS confirmation #3: Some of the cattle in the yards #4: Mustering cattle is a lot easier with this #5: Kangaroos #6: Emus #7: At the front gate.  I suppose they like to keep their mail cold?

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  24°S 150°E  

#1: The confluence is between the trees

(visited by Owen Foley)

31-Oct-2001 -- There’s a certain satisfaction in eventually getting to a confluence point after a previous unsuccessful attempt. I’d made an attempt at 24S 150E from the west 9 months before but been stopped by a locked gate 13 kilometres out. This time I approached from the east on a track the map indicated would take me to about 2 kilometres from the point. I followed the track 16 kilometres from the road until I reached the homestead at Thuriba, a 26000 acre grazing property.

They’d just finished mustering the cattle and had a lot of them in the yards. The owners were helpful and friendly and gave me directions to a track that would get me closer than the main road I’d followed. Go back to the windmill and turn right. Following that track led me to another windmill only 400 metres from the point.

It was an easy walk across the paddock to get to the confluence where a couple of kangaroos were resting in the shade giving this confluence a very Australian flavour. Just a little way back, I found the other animal depicted on Australia’s coat of arms. The emu is a very large flightless bird. They are quite shy but I managed to coax them close enough for a photograph.


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#1: The confluence is between the trees
#2: GPS confirmation
#3: Some of the cattle in the yards
#4: Mustering cattle is a lot easier with this
#5: Kangaroos
#6: Emus
#7: At the front gate. I suppose they like to keep their mail cold?
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