Dog Fence - Birdsville Track - SA

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Position

DEG: -29.34535 138.315094
DMS: 29º 20' 43.26" S 138º 18' 54.34" E
UTM: 54 J 6750757mN 239314mE
Altitude: 40m

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Population - Place Name

Location

619.71kms North of Adelaide - Driving 693 km (8 hours 23 mins)

Address & Contact

Birdsville Track
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Information

The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland. It is one of the longest structures in the world and is the world's longest fence. It stretches 5,614 kilometres (3,488 mi) from Jimbour on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of kilometres of arid land ending west of Eyre peninsula on cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain above the Great Australian Bight near Nundroo.It has been partly successful, though dingoes can still be found in parts of the southern states. Although the fence has helped reduce losses of sheep to predators, this has been countered by holes in fences found in the 1990s through which dingo offspring have passed and by increased pasture competition from rabbits and kangaroos.
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Closest Weather Station

Marree Airport at 01/11:00am CDT
Distance from Dog Fence - Birdsville Track 42.21km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
26.2°C22.0°C30%7.3°C1019.6hPa0.0mmNNE19km/hr
10knots
30km/hr
16knots

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Marree Comparison
Distance from Dog Fence - Birdsville Track 41.51km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.118.013.38.95.94.96.39.813.416.919.5
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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