Madigan Camp 7 - NT

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Position

DEG: -24.667227 136.404114
DMS: 24º 40' 2.02" S 136º 24' 14.81" E
UTM: 53 J 7271172mN 642077mE
Altitude: 172.98m

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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.
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Closest Weather Station

Jervois at 20/05:30pm CST
Distance from Madigan Camp 7 192.7km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
36.7°C30.3°C7%-4.7°C1006.5hPa0.0mmWNW20km/hr
11knots
33km/hr
18knots

Closest Climatic Station

Jervois
Distance from Madigan Camp 7 192.7km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.536.934.530.525.322.021.925.029.733.235.937.7
Mean Min. °C22.722.119.214.39.96.45.27.111.315.618.921.3
Mean Rain mm50.058.732.817.518.510.614.37.68.815.424.838.4

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