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Australia : Queensland

15.5 km (9.6 miles) SW of Dunkeld, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 322 m (1056 ft)
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Antipode: 27°N 32°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
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#2: Looking north from the confluence. #3: Looking east from the confluence. #4: Looking south from the confluence. #5: Looking west from the confluence. #6: The GPS at the confluence spot. #7: From the left: me, Melanie, Melanies dad Michael.

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  27°S 148°E  

#1: The confluence is directly behind the conifer in the foreground, in between the three smaller conifers standing directly behind.

(visited by Mats Henrikson, Melanie Bentley and Michael Bentley)

12-Jun-2006 -- While visiting family in Roma, Melanie and I decided to attempt the S27 E148 confluence.

We drove to Mitchell, and then continued south on the Mitchell St George Road until the GPS indicated we were directly east of the confluence. We knew there was a track here slightly to the south that headed to the general area of the confluence. While we had been driving on the main roads we had seen a large number of kangaroo roadkills, a couple of live roos in the distance, emus, two wedgetail eagles sitting by the road, and some other large birds.

The original plan had been to leave the car at the main road and walk the 6km or so in to the confluence. However, the track looked reasonable, so we decided to go on until we felt it was becoming too risky to continue in the car. The track was mostly driveable, but at some points deteriorated severely due to the recent unseasonal rain that had washed parts of the track away or caused it to become very muddy. While driving on the track we passed amongst large numbers of cattle as well as a herd of goats. At one point we also surprised a mob of roos that scattered in all directions.

We passed two manmade dams on the way. After passing the second dam the track ended at a dry ditch leading rainwater towards the dam. We had managed to drive about 5km in from the road, and the GPS indicated that we only had 1km left to go, so we stopped for lunch and then continued on foot. The confluence was easily reached after walking about 650m across a fairly clear area followed by 350m or so through a mildly wooded area. The confluence is located between three small trees just at the edge of the woods and another cleared area. The trees surrounding it are some sort of conifer trees, but there are also gum trees, including ironbark.


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#1: The confluence is directly behind the conifer in the foreground, in between the three smaller conifers standing directly behind.
#2: Looking north from the confluence.
#3: Looking east from the confluence.
#4: Looking south from the confluence.
#5: Looking west from the confluence.
#6: The GPS at the confluence spot.
#7: From the left: me, Melanie, Melanies dad Michael.
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