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Australia : Queensland

21.8 km (13.5 miles) NE of Bingegang, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 139 m (456 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 23°N 31°W

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Panorama around the confluence #3: GPS shot   (nice zeros) #4: Standing on the point (wish I had an assistant to hold the camera) #5: Foxleigh coal mine 23 km west of the confluence

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  23°S 149°E  

#1: The confluence point

(visited by Owen Foley)

22-Nov-2000 -- I was in central Queensland visiting one of the many large open cut coal mines there. The road I intended to take would have taken me within 10 km of a confluence point and I intended trying to get closer if possible. Heavy rain and flooding meant that I had to take the long way to the mine, a very long way, but I was happy to find that this route went right past another confluence point. After 3.5 hours driving I found that 23S 149E lies just 750 metres east of the Fitzroy Developmental Road, 37 kilometres south of the mining town of Middlemount.

The point is on a grazing property called Merion which carries about 1300 beef cattle on an area of 7680 hectares (18400 acres). It was an easy walk over cleared grazing country to reach the point and record it. Returning to the car, I found Peter Bambling, the owner of the property, waiting curious to know what I was doing. His main concern was that I might have introduced seed of Parthenium, a noxious weed that he has managed to keep out of Merion. After satisfying him about the weed issue we got down to the reason for my visit and ended up chatting for ages.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point
#2: Panorama around the confluence
#3: GPS shot (nice zeros)
#4: Standing on the point (wish I had an assistant to hold the camera)
#5: Foxleigh coal mine 23 km west of the confluence
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