Longs Range - NT

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Position

DEG: -24.46973 130.46366
DMS: 24º 28' 11.03" S 130º 27' 49.15" E
UTM: 52 J 7292981mN 648336mE
Altitude: 512m
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Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

100.55kms NorthWest of Yulara
171.66kms SouthEast of Kintore
203.61kms SouthWest of Papunya
330.6kms SouthEast of Kiwirrkurra

Address & Contact

Petermann NT 0872
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Information

Longs Range sits 6 kilometres north of Lake Amadeus and at the lakes western end.. It is an interesting geological feature in that the range comprises two distinct arms that stretch 11 kilometres to the west from a tiered head of significant size. It forms a long ‘U’ which is open to the eastern end. Each arm is separated by nearly two kilometres at the western end narrowing to a kilometre or less at the eastern end, the interior at the western end forming a distinct pound like area. Towards the eastern end the hills sink into the desert sands.

The range was named by Explorer Harry Tietkens in 1889 as per his Journal entry below.

Monday, June 24th.—Camp No. 54. Started away at 8.50 upon a bearing of N. 52° E. towards some bare looking rocks and a gap in the range that runs east and west, and whose western end may be said to mark the western extremity of Lake Amadeus, I have called it Long's Range, after my brother-in-law, Mr. John Long, of Richmond, New South Wales.
W.H TIETKENS - Journal of the Central Australian Exploring Expedition, 1889.

The range was also visited and climbed by R.T. Maurice and W. Murray (Surveyor) on Sunday July 19th, 1902 during their expedition across Australia from Fowlers Bay to Cambridge Gulf (Wyndham).

This remains one of the most isolated places in the Amadeus Basin and very little has been recorded on the location. No roads or tracks exist to Longs Range.
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Closest Weather Station

Yulara at 08/05:00pm CST
Distance from Longs Range 95.1km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
42.5°C37.1°C4%-7.9°C1004.2hPa0.0mmENE13km/hr
7knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Yulara Aero
Distance from Longs Range 95.1km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.636.934.129.824.220.420.423.628.632.034.836.4
Mean Min. °C22.722.219.014.49.25.54.55.910.714.818.220.7
Mean Rain mm26.339.038.413.013.018.920.34.88.423.336.141.4

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