Mount Murray - NT



DEG: -24.20049 130.53294
DMS: 24º 12' 1.77" S 130º 31' 58.6" E
UTM: 52 J 7322722mN 655687mE
Altitude: 620.9m


Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill,Rocks


124.28kms North of Yulara
155.21kms SouthEast of Kintore
176.73kms South of Nirrippi
178.87kms SouthWest of Papunya

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Petermann NT 0872
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Finding no joy at Toweerunna we effectively back tracked some ten kilometres to the east to a feature Murray had described as a ’Prominent Hill’ when viewed from Long’s Range, now lying well to our south. Today this series of three close peaks carries the discoverer’s name of ‘Mount Murray”. On the 15th July 1902, having been disappointed with the amount and quality of the water being produced at Toweerunna soak, the main party headed off in an ENE direction being guided to another water. Murray separated from the main party and headed due east to investigate this ‘prominent Hill’.

“Caravan went E.N.E. whilst I visited the group of hills, the highest point of which bore 107 from Camp 39. Reached top at 7 miles. The highest point is 180 feet above base and 2090 feet above sea level. The formation is dolomitic limestone, with layers of chirt, and they present a peculiar appearance gypseous mounds outcrop almost to the summit, the slopes looking like a hillside with snow partially melted.”
William Murray - Journal of R.T. Maurice Cambridge Gulf Expedition 1902.

When viewed from the north, it is revealed that these three peaks are actually a range that extends for several kilometres east-west.

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Closest Weather Station

Watarrka at 02/09:00am CST
Distance from Mount Murray 103.42km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Mount Murray 103.42km E
Mean Max. °C38.536.634.430.624.721.321.624.429.432.834.936.1
Mean Min. °C23.623.020.616.710.
Mean Rain mm34.847.135.513.921.416.115.95.711.228.448.537.2

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