Cuneo Drive Rock Cairn - WA

  Historic Site


DEG: -34.395866 119.406601
DMS: 34º 23' 45.12" S 119º 24' 23.76" E
UTM: 50 H 6191324mN 721232mE
Altitude: 20.43m


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Cuneo Drive
Bremer Bay WA 6338
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The original rock cairn was built by the Wellstead family under Government maritime supervision as a means of alerting visiting coastal ships when there were travellers or cargo to go aboard. By means of a white day flag or a lantern at the head of the central pole the crew would know that there could be, for example, wool, tree bark or produce to be picked up for one or other of the ports around the south coast which they visited regularly.

This service was phased out in the early 1930’s when shipping ceased and road transport took over. In the 1980’s the local Progress Association, together with the then active Tourism Committee, decided to reconstruct the cairn as something of historical interest, but it was built in a slightly different form from the original.

Those involved in it’s rebuilding were Bill Taylor, Ron Clarke, Graeme Harris and Ken Thomas, four well known members of the local community. It was completed in the late 1980's.
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Jacup at 22/04:00am WST
Distance from Cuneo Drive Rock Cairn 62.73km NW
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Cuneo Drive Rock Cairn 62.73km NW
Mean Max. °C27.527.425.922.919.916.815.616.718.721.624.525.8
Mean Min. °C13.013.712.510.
Mean Rain mm35.319.729.842.330.639.550.747.347.442.432.527.6

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