Mt Jackson WA

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I have looked and looked for info on Mt Jackson (north of Bullfinch) and can't find anything. As far as I can tell there is no mountain at Mt Jackson. I can't find any coordinates for it, nor photos and the place where Mt Jackson is located on Google Maps looks like completely flat land (or lakes) for miles around it. It isn't listed on the national geological features list either. Is it just a name 'in kind'?

I have planned out a trip for after Easter to Helena and Aurora Ranges, Kurrajong Rock, Manning Ranges, Faye's Bluff, Mt Elvire, Pigeon Rocks, Elachbutting Rock etc. The Exploroz similar trip has been very helpful.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 02:34

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 02:34
Mt jackson is the 6th most prominant hill in the area
I am unsure of the extent of the mining operations there though
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 02:44

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 02:44
google maps reveal a fair bit of mining at mt jackson
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Reply By: Brian Purdue - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 10:02

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 10:02
According to my maps Mt Jackson is at 30 15S X 119 54E.
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Reply By: Navara Navvy - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 16:10

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 16:10
Calling it a Mt is a bit rich as it really is a small hill (50J 7 17 796E 66 51 646N) south of the Mt Jackson Rd. Yes it does exist and the area around there was visited by Ernest Giles in his across country expeditions so has a certain amount of history attached. Very flat and seemingly uninteresting it is station country just outside the wheatbelt. We are visiting the area on our way back from the Gathering at Wiluna and will spend some time exploring countryside approaching from Menzies and probably entering the "civilized world" at Bencubbin. Ularring Rock (mentioned in Giles journals), Elachabutting Rock, Lake Deborah and the huge monolithic rocks (Geelakin Rock is one) that the early trekkers going to Kalgoorlie followed, old sandalwood cutter camps, abandoned wells, aboriginal paintings and numerous other points of interest make this a fasinating area to visit. Rare plant life (Tetratheca paynterae)is also in this area.
Well worth the visit.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 17:31

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 17:31
Hey Savvy Navvy, the Tetratheca Paynterae is only found on the Windarling Range (Windarling Iron ore mine). There are different Tetratheca's on other the mountainous ranges in the region, all being unique to their area.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 20:36

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 20:36
Don't forget AC Gregory, who named Mt. Jackson in 1846.. Also J Forrest in 1869 and Austin in 1854 who all explored in the area. All 4 explorers at some time visited Mt. Churchman, a little to the west.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 21:30

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 21:30
Mt Churchman is actually not the most prominant granite rock in the area - AFAIK, there is an unamed rock smack bang in the middle of the Karroun hills nature reserve

Unnamed rock




Mt churchman




the actual karroun hill is extremely unspectacular and is just a minor high point


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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 21:45

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 21:45
How did you get in there to Karroun Hill?

I've been to Mt. Churchman, yes, certainly not prominent-though spread out a bit.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 22:36

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 22:36
couple of ways

the first time was from the south and i followed the fence on the inside from the Bimbijy road just looking for a track in - found a recently cleared track that led to the unnamed rock. The vermin fence had a gate for the track/. on a subsequent visit the gate had been removed and branches put along the entrance of the track to disguise it
- but i have waypoints!

second tome was going east in off the bimbijy road to Karroin hill. Very tough track and deteriated worse after the hill and i turned back

I have no track file of that time
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 22:44
track to unnamed rock

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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 23:05

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 23:05
Thanks Davoe
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Reply By: Navara Navvy - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 19:06

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 19:06
This is part of this unique area and the plant was actually found by Rae Paynter and because of the naming protocol the taxanomical name is hers in reverse Paynterae (which loosely means found by a person called Paynter and because of the "ae" ending it denotes a female). She claims it is because she is special it has her full name LOL.

Lovely lady who first drew my attention to the area as she my my second cousin travelled there extensively for many years. The area from Menzies west down ito westonia and across to Bencubbin encompasses many facinating snippets to be marvelled at and is only about hours from Perth.
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Follow Up By: Navara Navvy - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 19:07

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 19:07
Sorry missed the .....four ......hours
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 20:57

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 20:57
I haven't met her in person but spoke to her several times by phone in relation to the Windarling Range. My interest was the iron pinnacles on top of the range which had more far reaching benefits for eco tourism that a short term iron ore mine. The info and places she would pass has kept me intrigued with the region for several years to which I still love going out there. Savvy is Rae still with us.
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Follow Up By: Navara Navvy - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 23:24

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 23:24
It is great to know someone else is keen on this area as I am. Yes and I think she is still living in the house at Toodyay. Contact me on members message and I'll let you know the latest as I must give her a call.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob P1 (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 11:01

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010 at 11:01
Thanks everyone for your fantastic help. I've only just had a chance to get on here and reply.
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