Tallaringa Native Well - SA



DEG: -29.027361 133.287506
DMS: 29º 01' 38.5" S 133º 17' 15.02" E
UTM: 53 J 6787773mN 333234mE
Altitude: 160.32m


Place Type

Geography - Spring,Bore,Soaks


824.42kms NorthWest of Adelaide

Address & Contact

Anne Beadell Hwy
SA 5710
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First discovered by SA explorer Richard Thilwell Maurice during his earlier expeditions, he used the well as a watering point on expeditions between 1897 and 1902, provided valuable detail of South Australia's far west and establishing with a degree of certainess, the locations of many rock holes and native wells. He also made valuable collections of ethnographic materials and photographed the Aboriginal people of the area. His observations of the flora and fauna of the area are greatly valued by biologists. In his 1902 expedition, Maurice travelled north via Tallaringa native well, to Oolarinna in the Everard Ranges. The expedition travelled through the Musgrave Ranges, to Uluru where dray tracks left by Gosses original expedition of the 1870's were still visible after nearly 30 years. From Kata Tjuta Maurice skirted the south side of Lake Amadeus and then to the Cleland Hills. In the Tanami Desert, six of his 14 camels died from eating the poison bush Gastrolobium and the remaining seven were badly affected. By abandoning some of the gear the expedition reached the Sturt Creek station on 25 August 1902 after four months travel. At Wyndham the party had successfully crossed the continent.

The well was dediscovered by Len Beadell during his grading of the Anne Beadell Highway. It is situated approximately 30kms from the western boundary of Tallaringa Conservation Park, on the Anne Beadell Highway and is well sign posted. This is a reasonable camping spot although don't expect too much from the well.
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Coober Pedy Airport
Distance from Tallaringa Native Well 139.39km E
Mean Max. °C36.735.431.527.121.918.418.420.925.528.331.934.1
Mean Min. °C22.221.718.
Mean Rain mm13.814.310.06.38.712.

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