Gordon Hills - WA

Mountain,Peak,Hill 

Position

DEG: -20.54935 128.035
DMS: 20º 32' 57.66" S 128º 02' 6.01" E
UTM: 52 K 7727428mN 399407mE
Altitude: 401.18m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

252.69kms North of Kiwirrkurra
260.21kms South of Halls Creek
334.86kms NorthWest of Nirrippi
357.23kms SouthEast of Bayulu

Address & Contact

Balgo
Western Australia
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Information

A low rocky range in the Tanami desert. Discovered and named by David Carnegie on 21st April 1897. The following is an excerpt from his book, Spinifex and Sand.

"On the 24th (April) we crossed a range of barren hills, which I named the Gordon Hills, after our friends of Flora Valley. In the neighbourhood Godfrey picked up a perfectly white egg, somewhat resembling that of an emu, which lay upon a hummock of spinifex; presumably it had been bleached by the sun. From the hills to the S.S.W., across high ridges of sand, can be seen a range apparently of some altitude, distant some twenty-five miles; this I named the Stretch Range, after our kind host of Denison Downs Station. From the Gordon Hills we continued on our course for a smoke we had sighted the day before, and before long picked up two fresh tracks, which we followed. From some stony rises a large, prominent hill came into view, as if formed of three great steps of bare rock. This I named Mount Elphinstone, after my cousin, and towards it we shaped our course, still on the tracks."

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Rabbit Flat at 20/06:00pm CST
Distance from Gordon Hills 210.23km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
36.2°C31.9°C11%1.1°C1010.1hPa0.0mmENE13km/hr
7knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Balgo Hills
Distance from Gordon Hills 45.58km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.737.336.734.229.226.026.428.933.737.138.638.7
Mean Min. °C25.224.523.520.715.712.612.414.218.622.324.225.0
Mean Rain mm70.385.446.817.715.79.38.53.23.111.723.457.1

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