Bloodwood Yard on the Gibb River Road

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 15:58
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Has anyone heard of this place and if so can you give me directions. I went there 20 odd years ago and found it to be a little paradise with gum trees, palms and a billabong with a white sandy beach. Killed that brain cell though and can't remember where it is.

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Jeff
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 16:38

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 16:38
Hello - Not sure but is this it?

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Near Mt Barnet

MGA coords

Zone 51

812642 mE
8148594 mN

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:01

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:01
Had a look on my mapping and it shows up as Nichols Yard, which doesn't mean it's correct. NATMAP don't always have the same name as local names.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:13

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:13
Yes the only "Bloodwood Yard" yard I can find is on the Ord River, upstream of Lake Argyle - no where near GRR. Will have to wait for Jeff to confirm or otherwise.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:29

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:29
Thanks for the reply Greg. It is possibly what I am looking for but I am having trouble reding the map you attached. Do you have a better copy or can you tell me where I can find it so can check, Seems to be in the right area from memory but I would need the GPS coordinates to be sure.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:53

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:53
Hi - if you click on the map a larger view is provided. The co-ords are provided....or do you need lat/long.

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:53

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:53
Bloodwood Yard on the Ord is 16deg 42min 19sec S, 128deg 44min 54sec E
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 18:17

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 18:17
250K map of area

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Coords - Lat Long (degrees minutes seconds)

Datum = GDA 94 (= WGS84)

16° 43' 28" S

125° 55' 54" E

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Reply By: long haired nomad - Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:25

Sunday, Apr 19, 2009 at 17:25
A look on goole earth shows it as being behind the community of Mt Barnett on the south side of the GRR.
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