Cazneaux Tree location..

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:42
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I've got a 'rough' idea of the location of the Cazneaux Tree-
" just out of Wilpena- ya can't miss it " .......yea sure !!
Could someone narrow it down a bit for me-
GPS co-ordinates (WGS 84) would be appreciated also..
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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:46

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:46
from goescience web site

LATITUDE: 31º 31' S [Decimal Degrees -31.519º]
LONGITUDE: 138º 38' E [Decimal Degrees 138.638º]
EASTING: 276000 [UTM zone 54, GDA 94]
NORTHING: 6510000
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:53

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:53
So it is "just out of Wilpena".....thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:52

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:52
Hi Signman - In layman's terms, just north of the turn off into Wilpena Pound. It is on the left and well signed.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:54

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 16:54
Thanks..
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:23

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:23
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The photo that started it all.

It was photographer Harold Cazneaux who took a picture of one of these giants, with the walls of Wilpena Pound as background, in May 1937. He regarded it as his most Australian picture and called it the Spirit of Endurance.
Colin.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:32

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:32
When you compare the photos, you will notice that this old tree now has more leaves on than when Cazneaux took his famous photo, and looks in better health now.

Mh
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Follow Up By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:43

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 19:43
You are so right MH some recent pix look great.
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 17:26

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 17:26
What will you do if the GPS screen goes blank ;-))
Cheers Craig.........
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Reply By: Dave B (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 04:45

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 04:45
Signman, it's only a couple of hundred metres past the turnoff to the Wilpena Pound.

When you walk down the path to the tree, just have a look at the root system of the big Red Gum on the right of the track.
It is quite exposed by a bit of erosion down a small gully.

You can easily imagine the root system all the way around the tree when you see this, and also imagine the grip it's got on mother earth to hold it up when the wind blows.

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