Madigan Camp 17 - NT

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Position

DEG: -24.745119 137.982895
DMS: 24º 44' 42.43" S 137º 58' 58.42" E
UTM: 53 J 7259985mN 801710mE
Altitude: 79.84m

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Simpson NT 0872
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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 - thereby following Madigan's Line. It's is done from west to east due to the steep eastern sides of the dunes until you get to about Camp 15, which is on the Hay River Track.

Note that the Madigan Camps are not necessarily indicative of good camp sites for travellers, but are historical points from C.T. Madigan 1939 Expedition.

Camp 17 is located just west of the boundary into Queensland Simpson National Park for which no access is permitted. If you venture from Camp 16 to Camp 17 you will have to retrace your steps back to Camp 16 again and then proceed south and pick up the QAA Line.
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Closest Weather Station

Bedourie at 03/09:00am EST
Distance from Madigan Camp 17 156.42km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.1°C9.2°C44%1.1°C1027.1hPa0.0mmS11km/hr
6knots
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Closest Climatic Station

Bedourie Police Station
Distance from Madigan Camp 17 156.42km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.038.135.332.026.422.622.925.930.533.936.538.3
Mean Min. °C24.824.221.517.311.58.07.69.213.517.120.723.1
Mean Rain mm32.835.127.29.711.79.511.26.97.914.116.916.9

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