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Australia : Western Australia

11.0 km (6.8 miles) W of Bullfinch, WA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 360 m (1181 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 31°N 61°W

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#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: GPS shot....as good as it gets with a disposable camera! #6: Looking south from the Koorda Bullfinch Road about 1km north of the confluence on 119°east

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  31°S 119°E (visit #2)  

#1: North view

(visited by Chris)

24-Sep-2004 -- I stayed near Bruce Rock the previous night and spent all the following day at a workshop in Merredin. I've travelled extensively in the WA wheatbelt and worked on a property about 50 km NW of this confluence but have never ventured out near Bullfinch. I left Merredin at about 3:30pm and headed east on the Great Eastern Hwy and turned north on the Carrabin - Westonia Road. After passing through Westonia I zig-zagged across several gravel roads until I turned north onto the Narla South Road.

31°S is approximately 1 km south of the Koorda-Bullfinch Road. I stopped here and proceeded immediatedly west into a paddock of wheat that was divided east-west by a narrow strip of vegetation following 31°S. I didn't note how far in 119 °E was from the Narla South Road but it must have been about 500m to 1km.

The confluence was in the middle of the strip of vegetation (approx 20m wide) that divide a massive paddock (My guesstimate ~2km x 2.5km = 500 ha or 1235 acres). The farms are big out here. The have to be because the land is merginal cropping country. I noticed that when the Keil brothers visited this confluence it appeared as though the confluence was just north of the vegetation strip (~100m?). My GPS was set on WGS84, I'm wondering if theirs was not on the same coordinates or this is just the natural error variation? My apologies for the GPS shot. I forgot to bring my camera and had to settle for a cheap disposable type that was not good at close-ups. I did get all zeros though....honest. Anyway off to 31°S 118°E....


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#1: North view
#2: East view
#3: South view
#4: West view
#5: GPS shot....as good as it gets with a disposable camera!
#6: Looking south from the Koorda Bullfinch Road about 1km north of the confluence on 119°east
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