lake eyre cairn

Submitted: Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 16:50
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g'day, can anyone tell me if there is still a rock cairn on the south shore of lake eyre and if so is it accessed from william creek or muloorina.i have a photo of it when we were doing seismic work in the area in the early to mid eighties and can't remember it's exact location.[gettin old] cheers and beers sparra
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 17:17

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 17:17
Sparra there is a National Parkes display on the South Side of Lake Eyre via Muloorina, but I don't remember a stone cairn. This was the area Don Campbell used for his land speed record attempts and there is information about that.
Hope this helps and not just adding some mud to the waters.
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 19:26

Friday, Mar 18, 2005 at 19:26
G'day Sparra,

Short answer - yes there is.

Real answer - where do you really mean?
Jackboot Bay?
Lake Bowman?
L Eyre South?
There are heaps of cairns throughout that country.

Who do you think built it? - Warburton? Stuart? Babbage? Goyder? Or is it a recent cairn ? Or is it a cairn built by a local shepherd/stockman a long while ago?

If you email me at my private addy I can probably help. In two weeks I will be there myself inspecting cairns in the region, as part of a research project about the greatest explorer Australia has ever had, John McDouall Stuart.

would really love to see the photo. Can it be emailed?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 12:15

Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 12:15
g'day rick,one of the area's we did seismic was called the halligan prospect so maybe it is around halligan bay area,and the other area we came in through muloorina.i will dig up the photo and email you later today. thanks heaps, cheers sparra.
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