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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 16:28

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 16:28
Rowdy I've never been there but I'll take a punt at the Bullita Outstation NT
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 16:31

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 16:31
Sorry Duncan, not Bullita.
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Reply By: Pimbi - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 17:45

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 17:45
Mill stream WA
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 18:01

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 18:01
Sorry Pimbi, not Millstream.
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Reply By: Phil M11 - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 19:41

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 19:41
Mt Gould Police Station
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:24
Sorry Phil, not Mt Gould, but there are other old police stations-hint :-)
We did Mt Gould a couple of weeks ago on Pick This Place
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Reply By: lindsay - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:33

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:33
Old Laura station.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:50

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 20:50
Sorry Lindsay, not Old Laura.
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Reply By: kgarn - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:07

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:07
Well, well well another police station !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:14

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:14
Well, well, well your right. Did I say well, you might Hunt to find it.
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Reply By: kgarn - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:19

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 21:19
Well, I didn't want to lead anybody hunting down the wrong track.

Ken
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 08:42

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 08:42
Youndegin Police Station.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:26

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:26
Hi John Good work, you have it, and all the way from Queensland.

Thanks to kgarn for playing the game.
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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:39

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:39
Whilst not a destination in itself, the Old Goldfields Road from York to Tammin is an alternate route for those travelling to the eastern wheatbelt or goldfields.

Youndegin was the first Police Station established to the east of York and is situated on the Old Goldfields Road between York and Tammin.

The Youndegin outpost was a strong building made of local stone with a thatched roof. It was also home to the Constable and his family.

The history of the Station is sparse with records only available between 1873 and 1888 with many gaps in between. They do however give an understanding of the nature of police duties and the lives of the Aborigines and Settlers inhabiting this area.

The first encounters with this territory by the Settlers was the expedition of Roe and Moore which left York on October 2, 1836, accompanied by Constables Heffron, Syred, Craigie and Hampshire.
Charles Cooke Hunt left York with his party of John Seabrook, blacksmith and Constable Richard Eaton, John Cowan, Constable Edwards and Aborigine Cowitich, reaching Youndegin on the second day at 5pm on Sunday, July 10, 1864.

Hunt sunk a well at Youndegin and on his second expedition in 1866 he again pushed eastward with his party of convicts cutting a track. He shored up the well with circular walls of stone and it became a permanent water source.

The land to the east had already been reached by sandalwood gatherers and shepherds. The murder of Clarkson at Dalbycutting in 1865 precipitated the placement of a Constable at Youndegin to provide protection from the Aborigines east of the Avon Valley.

Constable Thomas Alley was the first man stationed at Youndegin. He arrived from Ireland with his wife Sarah and baby daughter Margaret Jane on the West Australian on October 20, 1859.
Further along the Old Goldfields Road near Tammin is another of Hunt’s Wells which shows a good example of his stonework.

Reference Sand And Stone, Part 2, Pastoralists & Prospectors by Moran
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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:45

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:45

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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:52

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:52
Another one.

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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:17

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:17
That would be Boggy Hole?
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:08

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:08
Yes, it is Boggy Hole Police Camp. Well done Pinko.



Cheers, John
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Reply By: Erad - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:01

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:01
Arltunga, NT?
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:05

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:05
Arltunga is a good guess but not quite right.

Cheers, John
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:20

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 13:20
Continuing the theme.

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Follow Up By: gke - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 15:28

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 15:28
Policeman's waterhole.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:07

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:07
More information please. There are waterholes with similar names in at least 3 states.

Which State ?
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Follow Up By: gke - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:34

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:34
NT. Davenport N.P.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:53

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 16:53
gke has got the right one. It is the Old Police Station Waterhole in the Davenport Ranges NP in the NT. The waterhole is a good campsite on Binns Track.

In case anyone is wondering about the other waterholes with similar names-
Policeman’s Waterhole in SA.
Police Waterhole in QLD.
Old Police Barracks & Waterhole in QLD.

There are probably a few more.

Cheers, John
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 20:54

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 20:54
John,

There's also a Police Hole in Keep River NP, near northern campsite, the name of which escapes me at moment.

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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 17:02

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 17:02
In the above, about the establishment of Youndegin Police Station, there is reference to the murder of Clarkson at Dalbycutting in 1865.

I have just come across an article in Trove that may be of interest.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/57805248?searchTerm=The%20murder%20of%20Clarkson%20at%20Dalbycutting%20in%201865&searchLimits=exactPhrase|||anyWords|||notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom|||dateTo|||sortby
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