08-Apr-2019 -- I’m spending a few days driving from the Gold Coast to Sydney - a drive that I’ve done several times before. This time, I’m hoping to fill in some of the remaining Degree Confluence Points in this part of eastern Australia that I have yet to visit. This point - last visited by Stephan Theriault more than 12 years ago - lies in farmland south-east of the town of Glen Innes. To reach it, I drove 40 km along Pinkett Road, which starts out as paved, but eventually turns into dirt (along the way changing its name to Paddy's Gully Road). I had to drive carefully to avoid cattle that were wandering alongside this narrow road, and at one point, I had to brake suddenly to avoid hitting a kangaroo that was standing in the middle of the road!
I parked at [-30.00749,152.00495], about 950m SSE of the point, and hiked across farmland, bypassing a scenic rounded hill strewn with gum trees growing among sections of exposed granite. The Degree Confluence Point lies near a fence that separates a farm field from feral land (including the scenic hill). Unfortunately the batteries on my GPS receiver died just before I reached the point, so I wasn’t able to get ‘all zeros’. Instead, I used my smartphone’s compass (GPS) app, which has a resolution of 1 second. This gave me a precision of about 31 meters of latitude, and about 27 metres of longitude, so from this (using Pythagoras’s theorem) I conservatively estimated the accuracy as 41 metres.