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Australia : Queensland

85.3 km (53.0 miles) SSE of Middleton, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 146 m (478 ft)
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Antipode: 23°N 38°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: the hardest photo to take #3: Daniel, my brother, with his mate #4: 4 years of talking about it, now we're smiling #5: Camping out the night before #6: My dad, Ron, on the same road trip, a walking commentary on this country

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  23°S 142°E (incomplete) 

#1: parked on the seismic track, 1 hour to do 5 kilometres then 1 minute to go the last 500 metres

(visited by Peter Murphy)

30-Sep-2009 -- We had planned a visit to this confluence point after learning about the degree confluence project 4 years ago.

We had done a road trip in 2005 and realised later that we had passed very close to a number of these unvisited confluences. In total on our 2009 trip we did 5000 kms in 12 days, most of these were just my 4 year old son Zac and I, but for part of the journey there was my extended family. This confluence point is on Cork Station. My father had the next cattle station to the east when we were younger, he grew up around this area and there is a family history stretching back a few generations here. My great grandmother was born in the area now known as Diamantina Lakes and my great great grandmother lived most of her life there.

This time however we had to travel from Melbourne so it took some planning. We had 3 GPS units in case one failed, a few cameras, lots of spare diesel, tyre patch kits emergency spares, the list went on.

We were on our way from Lark Quarry dinosaur footprints to Diamantina Lakes national park when we took the detour to this confluence point.

this is channel country so pretty flat, some patches of open downs with low scrub. We followed some station roads then turned off when we were a few kilometres away and zig zagged through low scrub for about an hour. When very close we came across an old seismic crew track which took us very close to the spot.

The only native wildlife we saw were a few roos and emus. After we had been at the site for quite a while, taking photos etc we noticed a huge white Brahman bull that had been standing very close amongst the scrub the whole time.

Our only frustration was that we didn't bag a few more points in this area, but once your off the beaten track, in the scrub the travelling is very slow so we had to be satisfied with this one.

Coordinator's Note: This visit is marked as incomplete, only because it doesn't meet our photo requirements.


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#1: parked on the seismic track, 1 hour to do 5 kilometres then 1 minute to go the last 500 metres
#2: the hardest photo to take
#3: Daniel, my brother, with his mate
#4: 4 years of talking about it, now we're smiling
#5: Camping out the night before
#6: My dad, Ron, on the same road trip, a walking commentary on this country
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