Madigan Camp 18 - QLD

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  Restricted,Permit Access


DEG: -24.899956 138.17099
DMS: 24º 53' 59.84" S 138º 10' 15.56" E
UTM: 54 J 7243158mN 214219mE
Altitude: 65.19m


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Birdsville QLD 4482
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Madigan’s Camp sites are references to explorer and geologist Cecil Thomas Madigan who, leading a party of nine men made an epic crossing of the North Simpson Desert, by camels, in 1939. Madigan took 35 days to make his west/east crossing.

Madigan's Camp sites were all marked with small plaques on yellow painted star pickets in 1994 by Owen Correa Outback Expeditions. These day's 4WD explorers have begun to retrace Madigan's route of this 1939 expedition via cross-country dune driving (there is no formed track), however access is not permitted to numerous of the camps as they now lie within Native Title Determination Areas, and in Queenslands Simpson Desert National Park and no permits for access are given.

Camp 18 is within the Queensland Simpson Desert National Park and access is not permitted, no permits are approved.
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Closest Weather Station

Bedourie at 04/09:00am EST
Distance from Madigan Camp 18 144.42km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Bedourie Police Station
Distance from Madigan Camp 18 144.42km NE
Mean Max. °C39.038.135.332.026.422.622.925.930.533.936.538.3
Mean Min. °C24.824.221.517.311.
Mean Rain mm32.835.127.29.711.79.511.26.97.914.116.916.9

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