Cooktown Powder Magazine - QLD

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Position

DEG: -15.45747 145.253906
DMS: 15º 27' 26.89" S 145º 15' 14.06" E
UTM: 55 L 8290314mN 312662mE
Altitude: 11m

Description

Address & Contact

The Esplanade
Cooktown
Queensland
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Information

The Cooktown Powder Magazine was built in 1873-76 to store gunpowder destined for use on the Palmer goldfields.

It stands at the far end of what was once the busy port of Cooktown well away from habitation. It has been in a ruinous state for many years but is now protected by a new roof and cyclone bracing.

It was designed by Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and built from 1875 to 1876 by Henry J Meldrum. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.

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Closest Weather Station

Cooktown at 25/02:00pm EST
Distance from Cooktown Powder Magazine 7.37km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
25.2°C22.9°C63%17.7°C1016.4hPa0.0mmSE26km/hr
14knots
39km/hr
21knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cooktown Airport
Distance from Cooktown Powder Magazine 7.37km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.630.429.127.726.726.127.028.830.431.532.2
Mean Min. °C24.324.323.822.920.719.417.718.220.922.623.824.5
Mean Rain mm280.3295.7390.8156.736.628.521.817.67.224.671.0154.0

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