the Degree Confluence Project

Australia : South Australia

136.0 km (84.5 miles) W of Birdsville (QLD), SA, Australia
Approx. altitude: 22 m (72 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 26°N 42°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: Looking East #3: Looking South #4: Looking West #5: GPS Reading #6: The Group

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  26°S 138°E (visit #6)  

#1: Looking North

(visited by Stephen Langman, Fiona Langman, David Lloyd and Neil Gibson)

07-May-2006 -- Sunday 7th May 2006 was to be the first of 4 Confluences that my group would visit and record during our Simpson Geo Expedition 2006. Having travelled the Simpson Desert many times, I have never thought about confluences until researching for this very remote Simpson trip that we were about to undertake.

Seeing that we would again be at Poeppel Corner first, what a better place to practice before venturing out into the true remote sections of the Desert for the 2 most remote confluences that we were to record.

Arriving late in the day, it was the usual photo shoot at the Concrete Pillar that officially marks the borders of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. This concrete pillar was erected on the 25th August 1968 by the Geoditic Field Section, Department of Lands, South Australia.

Heading in a south westerly direction, our GPS’s soon had us at the correct location, and the photos were taken to record this first confluence

 All pictures
#1: Looking North
#2: Looking East
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking West
#5: GPS Reading
#6: The Group
ALL: All pictures on one page
Poeppel Corner, the triple boundary point between the Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia is located about 350 m NNW of the Confluence.