Where is Hergott Springs

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 12:42
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I understand Hergott Springs was the name originally given to Marree. According to the information contained in a previous thread I searched, Hergott Springs is about 4kms from the township of Marree, but in what direction?
Does anybody have a mud map or GPS co-ordinates for Hergott Springs? Is it accessible by AWD (not 4X4) and is it worth the effort in trying to find it?

Been to Marree quite a few times but have never bothered to look for the springs...next trip will be different.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:15

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:15
The Geoscience Aust website has this page for Hergott Springs:

Hergott Springs

It looks to be just north of the Marree Racecourse on Google Earth.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mike (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:23

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:23
Hergott Springs was the original name for Marree which got its name in 1918 following ante German feeling. The spring is north of the town.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 14:38

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 14:38
We asked in the main street of Marree - was sent round the back of the racecourse as I recall - its all dead flat terrain - claypan probably - the spring was simply (what appeared to be) a toxic algae infested pond when we visited..... historic nonetheless. Just picture the camels and the 'Ghans all those years ago ........
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 15:41

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 15:41
When you leave Marree on the Oodnadatta Track you will see a fenced 'race' on your right with a sign stating Hergott Springs

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There is an old broken down windmill and a disused water trough.

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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 18:08

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 18:08
The barman at the Maree pub knows a bit about it and he used to ride his motor bike out there. An ancestor of mine ran the station out there way back in time and I have been meaning to get a photo for my father of the area but I think your photo about sums the place up bar a few footings from the old homestead so will send that to my Dad as missions accomplished!!
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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:24

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:24
Cheers Willem....mmm anti-climax.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:26

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:26
Hi Leigh

Sent a coupla more photos to your email address but it bounced :-(

Email me and I'll try again

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Reply By: wicket - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:38

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 19:38
If you head over to the Westprint maps site and grab a copy of the Oodnadatta map it comes with quite a good description and history of what you'll see on the track which includes an insight into Hergott Springs.......last time we were there it was quite a bit smaller than Willem's photo though.
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