300 Mile Peg - SA

  Historic Site


DEG: -28.4093 132.466003
DMS: 28º 24' 33.48" S 132º 27' 57.61" E
UTM: 53 J 6854843mN 251754mE
Altitude: 272m


Address & Contact

Maralinga SA 5710
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Centre Line of Fire Historical Notes:
The Centre Line of fire for Rockets launched from Woomera extended north west from Range E, across the Great Victoria, Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts, to a point on the 80 Mile Beach, between Port Hedland and Broome on the Western Australian Coast. In 1951 Len Beadell was given the task of undertaking ground surveys to locate centreline posts at set distances from Woomera. He subsequently reached the 250, 300, 400, 500 and 550 Mile points and marked their locations with a thick mulga post. A brass plate, displaying the latitude, longitude and date was nailed to each post. Sheets of canvas were laid out around the observation posts to ensure their location was visible from the air.

This site is 300 miles down range from the rocket launch pads at Woomera and was reached by Len in June 1951.
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Closest Weather Station

Coober Pedy Airport at 23/04:00pm CST
Distance from 300 Mile Peg 230.58km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Marla Police Station
Distance from 300 Mile Peg 167.46km NE
Mean Max. °C37.336.032.628.623.119.719.822.226.829.833.035.0
Mean Min. °C21.921.417.713.
Mean Rain mm14.731.424.110.213.414.113.47.910.520.823.839.7

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