Karolin Well - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -30.983801 118.9179
DMS: 30º 59' 1.68" S 118º 55' 4.44" E
UTM: 50 J 6570615mN 683141mE
Altitude: 357.43m


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Koorda-Bullfinch Rd
Bullfinch WA 6484
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Karolin Well was not mentioned at all in Hunt's diaries and Hunt was not in WA in 1860.
But the original author has good reason to state it is a Hunt well - there is a Bicentennial plaque at Karolin Well saying it is a Hunt well and with a quote from his diary.
BUT the plaque has the spelling Carolling Rocks. That is definitely a Hunt well and the quote is from his time there. Carolling Rock is some distance away - between Karalee Dam and the Gt Eastern Hwy. It is not helped by Hunt's erratic spelling which does use a 'K' at times.

So, the plaque is (in my view) in the wrong place probably from a simple verbal confusion and that the correct Carolling Rock name is now not used while Karolin Rock is.

There are definitely several early tanks and wells at Karolin Rock. In 1893 Gus Luck records stopping there on his first night out of Southern Cross with a camel team taking supplies to the Mt Jackson fields.
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Southern Cross Airfield
Distance from Karolin Well 50.21km SE
Mean Max. °C34.833.830.626.221.517.916.618.521.426.329.932.7
Mean Min. °C17.717.615.
Mean Rain mm29.724.135.723.429.527.334.628.221.813.418.517.6

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