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Australia : New South Wales

0.4 km (0.2 miles) S of Cameron Corner (QLD), NSW, Australia
Approx. altitude: 119 m (390 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 29°N 39°W

Accuracy: 125 m (410 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: This Confluence marker was made for posing on  - even if it is at AGD66

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  29°S 141°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking East - the Dog fence and the on the left, the WGS84 Confluence

(visited by Mike Richter, Lachlan Bell, Fiona Bell, Sally Bell, Fergus Bell, Mathew Richter and Dawn Richter)

29-Sep-1992 -- This is one Confluence that is easy to find without a GPS, altough I did have a Sony IPS760 at the time. Actually it was my FIRST trip with a GPS.

The confluence is at the intersection of the New South Wales, South Australia, and Queensland borders. All points where state boundaries meet are called Corners, and this one is known as Cameron Corner. Since the state boundary is based on AGD66, you will see the WGS84 Confluence on the left side of the second photo, just near the trees.

We like to make jokes about it, but the fence wasn't built to keep Queenslanders out of NSW. It is there to keep the dingoes (wild dogs) out of the sheep farms in NSW. The fence is even longer than the Great Wall of China. The fenceline (actually the road beside it) is visible when flying over it at 12 km high. I had hoped to take a photo of it when I flew over it early 2001, but I wasn't quite fast enough.

The Bell family and the Richter family were headed off from Sydney to the outback and this was where we first saw desert conditions. West from here, there are large sand dunes, but the roads are still reasonable. It's not exactly the middle of nowhere - even in 1992 there was enough tourist traffic through there to justify a shop a few hundred metres away, called appropriately enough, the Corner Store.


 All pictures
#1: Looking East - the Dog fence and the on the left, the WGS84 Confluence
#2: This Confluence marker was made for posing on - even if it is at AGD66
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  Notes
In the Sturt National Park. Cameron Corner, the triple boundary point between South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales is located about 125 m NW of the Confluence.