Barrow Creek - NT

  Populated Place

Position

DEG: -21.527779 133.887497
DMS: 21º 31' 40" S 133º 53' 14.99" E
UTM: 53 K 7619029mN 384785mE
Altitude: 511.1m

Description

Address & Contact

Barrow Creek NT 0872
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Information

Barrow Creek is now little more than a pub and a service station on the road between Alice Springs and Darwin. Located on the Stuart Highway 284 km north of Alice Springs and 1198 km south of Darwin, Barrow Creek has a history which belies its rather unimpressive appearance. Although the 'town' has only a nominal population and is now little more than a stopover point on the Stuart Highway between The Alice and Darwin it was once one of the more important outposts in the Northern Territory.
The town was named after John Henry Barrow, a preacher, journalist and politician who had migrated to South Australia in 1853. At the time of the creation of the town he was Treasurer of South Australia. The naming of the town after him seemed to have little impact on its fortunes as the government was defeated in 1873.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Territory Grape Farm at 04/06:00am CST
Distance from Barrow Creek 105.85km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.4°C5.3°C60%1.1°C1028.0hPa0.0mmSSE7km/hr
4knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Ali Curung
Distance from Barrow Creek 79.09km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.936.835.432.227.424.124.326.932.235.136.637.8
Mean Min. °C23.823.320.916.612.08.37.49.114.818.621.223.1
Mean Rain mm77.498.332.319.119.15.75.33.79.822.130.762.5

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