Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park - NT

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Position

DEG: -14.51844 132.197403
DMS: 14º 31' 6.38" S 132º 11' 50.65" E
UTM: 53 L 8393082mN 197930mE
Altitude: 102.89m

Description

Place Type

Camps & Accom - Caravan Park

Location

271.49kms SouthEast of Darwin - Driving 323 km (3 hours 21 mins)

Address & Contact

Cossack NT 0822
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Manbulloo Homestead is a working cattle property situated on the banks of the Katherine River, nine kilometres along the Victoria Highway west of Katherine. This unique hideaway offers large grassed shady sites, rooms and a cabin set amid tropical gardens. Activities include fishing, bird watching, animal feeding and nature walks along the river.
The Australian Army constructed the Manbulloo Abattoir near the Katherine River on Manbulloo Station during WW2 as part of their strategy to feed the troops in the area by slaughtering local cattle. They erected 46 buildings, including two mess huts used by the engineers who serviced the abattoirs. There were chilling rooms, barracks, mess halls and poultry yards.
Aboriginal stockmen would drive cattle to the abattoir from the Pine Creek area, Mataranka and Manbulloo. By the end of 1944 up to 700 head per week were being slaughtered at the abattoir.
The 2/3rd Australian Field Butchery Platoon was one of the units that operated the abattoir. The meat was chilled on site prior to dispatch the the three services serving in the Northern Territory.
Victoria Highway, West Katherine
Northern Territory 0851
Telephone +61 (8) 8972 1559
Website: Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park

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Closest Weather Station

Douglas River at 29/10:30am CST
Distance from Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park 132.74km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
31.1°C34.7°C60%22.4°C1008.4hPa0.0mmESE7km/hr
4knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Katherine Aviation Museum
Distance from Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park 11.68km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.633.934.234.032.130.130.432.335.837.737.435.9
Mean Min. °C24.223.923.120.816.813.813.014.620.123.724.624.5
Mean Rain mm261.9243.7207.345.95.00.41.11.76.833.288.1223.9

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