Madigan Camp 15 - NT

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Position

DEG: -24.610331 137.641373
DMS: 24º 36' 37.19" S 137º 38' 28.94" E
UTM: 53 J 7275630mN 767437mE
Altitude: 99.44m

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Simpson NT
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Information

Star dropper on side of track
Party Camp...
The last national radio segment was broadcast from this site by Madigan. It was cause for celebration and to everyone's astonishment, the photographer Marshall produced a bottle of whiskey. Needless to say it it put a fine finish on the evening's celebrations.

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

Bedourie at 03/09:00am EST
Distance from Madigan Camp 15 187.15km 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 15 187.15km 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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