Jawilga Pool - WA



DEG: -19.07660084 128.27998613
DMS: 19º 04' 35.76" S 128º 16' 47.94" E
UTM: 52 K 7890541mN 424252mE
Altitude: 324m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


781.97kms South of Darwin

Address & Contact

Jawilga Pool
Sturt Creek WA 6770
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Jawilga Pool is one of the semi permanent water holes the dot the length of the Sturt Creek north of Billiluna. The majority of this land now sits in the Sturt Creek Station, part of the Kidman empire still. Skeen is reached by taking an unmarked detour of 500 metres from the Old Canning Stockroute north of Billiluna. I was very much reminded of stretches of the Darling and Murrumbidgee by this nearly dry section of water.

The abundance of water in many fine pools was what led the early explorers and settlers to the area with the likes of Warburton, Hahn, Rudall and Buchanan all using its length to base forays into the harsh Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts to the south. In 1897, David Carnegie traced its route before launching into the Tanami on his return journey to Coolgardie.

This narrow but long pool was reminiscent of many stretches of the Darling and Murrumbidgie, its milky waters no doubt holding a lot of white clay in suspension. To the southern end the pool ended in fields of grasses. We surprised many ducks, a heron and pelicans with our arrival. We had lunch on the banks beneath the trees.
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Halls Creek Airport
Distance from Jawilga Pool 114.36km NW
Mean Max. °C36.835.635.333.829.927.
Mean Min. °C24.323.722.820.416.713.612.614.819.022.624.424.7
Mean Rain mm150.7143.082.721.412.

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