Another Rockhole serviced

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Hi All,

The team and I (6 people) spent a good couple of hours digging out a famous rockhole in the Gibson Desert. Some mentioned I pushed them too hard and digging wasn't included in the itinerary. Maybe I did omit that bit - oh well, sorry about that.

We must have moved a couple of tonne of sand and rocks. It looked like the rockhole hadn't been serviced for a decade at least.

Before:


After:


No water was available for animals before servicing, after, there was about 3 or 4 litres in the bottom.

I did thank the team for this service, as after rain it will be able to supply much more water.

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:17

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:17
Seems to be a common theme with you on the trail of Carnegie, Equinox ;-)

Reckon some of the familiar faces in this might have been lending a hand this time as well. No wonder they sound so tired!


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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:44

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:44
P.S. It was this one wasn't it? First time I've seen it dry. You've certainly added to its depth.

Photos are from our 2015 expedition.






Let's see who guesses which it is (Phil B is exlcluded ;-)
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 17:50

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 17:50
Phil B is excluded - lol. Enjoy your upcoming trip Mick.


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Follow Up By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 21:33

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 21:33
You didn't say I was excluded, reckon I know!!! ;-)
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:50

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 22:50
Crikey Alan

Good work to all involve but I hope your weren't all armed with such small "picks".

Invest in the bigger mothers ..



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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 23:31

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 23:31
G'day Greg,

mmm, that pick looks the real deal; however did not have one like that.
It would have come in handy in the early stages I reckon.

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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:34

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:34
So was it worth the effort Greg ?. :)
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:56

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:56
Always - caught some cool animals (we were putting pit traps in, but maybe you knew that), and we were getting paid. Plus in this case I was taking the picture, not swing the pick :)

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Reply By: The Bantam - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 13:13

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 13:13
Good to see someone is out there doing this stuff.

Unfortunatly there aren't enough indigenous black fellas around to look after these any more.
In their day they would have been loved regularly. ... like their life depended on it.

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Reply By: gke - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:08

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:08
OK I'll be brave- is it Patience?
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:20

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:20
Sorry Graham but good try :-)
It's about couple of hundred kilometres from there.

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Reply By: gke - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:25

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:25
Oh well last try : Family
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:29

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 15:29
This one wasn't one of DWC's.
It was named after an explorers brother, who was also an explorer.

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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 17:08

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 17:08
Could it be located at ...

26 degrees 15 minutes S, 127 degrees 44 minutes E?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:52

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 18:52
No Anthony, not near Mount Blyth - it's way way west

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:52

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:52
So would I be closer if I used Nullagine as a base for my explortations?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:59
Try somewhere between the Gunbarrel and Great Central

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:58

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:58
Bugger...

I thought I had a Hanndle on it!

I think about it at work tomorrow (beats working LOL)

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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:57

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 13:57
Alexander Spring

Which begs the question - is it a rockhole or a spring?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:50

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 14:50
Hi Greg
Well done it's Alexander Spring.

It's a rockhole for sure.
It was a misnomer of Forrest's to call it such.
At least a couple of explorers called it unreliable.

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