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Australia : New South Wales

3.7 km (2.3 miles) N of Cooks Myalls, NSW, Australia
Approx. altitude: 306 m (1003 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 33°N 32°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View West #3: View North #4: View East #5: The confluence point lies in a fallow farm field #6: All GPS zeros! #7: This point’s defining feature - a rock pile, just 17 m away #8: A close-up view of a well and farm buildings to the north of the point #9: The nearby CSIRO radio telescope near Parkes

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  33°S 148°E (visit #2)  

#1: View South

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-Mar-2018 -- From 34S 148E, I drove northward through the scenic rural towns of Grenfell, Forbes, and Parkes, ending up on "Back Trundle Road” - a gravel road that passes 900 m east of the point. After parking here, I hiked along the northern edge of a fenceline (running east-to-west) through a fallow field. Fortunately the hike was easy, despite temperatures near 35 degrees C, and lots of flies.

The point lay in a mostly bare, fallow field. (In contrast, the lone previous visitor - Mike Richter, in May 2001 - found the field covered by green grass.)

Almost 17 years ago, Mike Richter noted a pile of rocks (with a tree stump) near the point. I’m pleased to report that this - the defining feature of this Degree Confluence Point - is still there. It’ll be interesting to see what happens to this in the years to come.

After visiting the point, I made a short detour to visit the famous CSIRO radio telescope near Parkes, before continuing northward to Dubbo.


 All pictures
#1: View South
#2: View West
#3: View North
#4: View East
#5: The confluence point lies in a fallow farm field
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: This point’s defining feature - a rock pile, just 17 m away
#8: A close-up view of a well and farm buildings to the north of the point
#9: The nearby CSIRO radio telescope near Parkes
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)