Attack Creek Rest Area - NT

  Camp Free


DEG: -19.024422 134.141815
DMS: 19º 01' 27.92" S 134º 08' 30.53" E
UTM: 53 K 7896250mN 409687mE
Altitude: 295.77m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Free


808.33kms SouthEast of Darwin - Driving 917 km (10 hours 23 mins)

Address & Contact

Tablelands NT 0862
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The Attack Creek Historical Reserve is a memorial to the explorer John McDouall Stuart. The creek is the point from which Stuart turned back from his 1860 expedition to cross the continent, after an encounter with hostile Warumunga Aboriginal people.
The Northern Territory Police Museum & Historical Society organised the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by Commissioner Paul White on Saturday, 8 November 2003.
This event is took place at the roadside stop at Attack Creek, 72 kilometres north of Tennant Creek at 10am. Wreaths were laid, the Police Chaplain blessed the site and the plaque was unveiled.
Representatives from the NT Government, Opposition, Tennant Creek Council, NT Police Association, Retired Police Association of the Northern Territory and the NT Police Museum & Historical Society layed wreaths at the event.
Members of the public were invited to attend this event.
The reason behind the unveiling of the plaque is detailed below.
The truth will probably never be known. Two different versions of events have evolved as to why a Mounted Constable, five European males and two Aboriginal Trackers conducted a searched north of Tennant Creek. Only two returned.

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Closest Weather Station

Tennant Creek at 17/01:00am CST
Distance from Attack Creek Rest Area 68.8km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tennant Creek Airport
Distance from Attack Creek Rest Area 68.8km S
Mean Max. °C36.735.734.331.627.524.424.527.531.634.736.437.2
Mean Min. °C25.024.523.220.316.312.812.214.418.421.723.724.9
Mean Rain mm110.0124.357.418.

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