Gulvida Soak - WA

 

Position

DEG: -20.2325 126.922501
DMS: 20º 13' 57" S 126º 55' 21" E
UTM: 52 K 7761429mN 282967mE
Altitude: 350m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

956.52kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1486 km (19 hours 2 mins)

Address & Contact

Tanami WA 6770
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Information

Natural soak on northern end of Canning Stock Route approximately 4 km south wst of Well 50 on the Canning Stock Route.

Gulvida Soak on the Sturt Creek, were described by Michael Terry in his book Across unknown Australia, published in 1925. Terry and companion Richard "Dick" Yockney had run out of benzine and nearly died of thirst when they stumbled upon a soak which saved their lives. It was in a creek very remiscent of, and in the same general area, as the Gulvida Soak creek, about 47 km (30 miles) west of Lake Gregory.

At a time when there were no roads, Terry was one of the first people to cross Australia by motor vehicle, and the book describes his travels from Winton to Broome in 1923.

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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Balgo Hills
Distance from Gulvida Soak 111.45km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.737.336.734.229.226.026.428.933.737.138.638.7
Mean Min. °C25.224.523.520.715.712.612.414.218.622.324.225.0
Mean Rain mm70.385.446.817.715.79.38.53.23.111.723.457.1

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