Madigan Camp 1A - NT

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Position

DEG: -25.02561 135.658005
DMS: 25º 01' 32.2" S 135º 39' 28.82" E
UTM: 53 J 7232055mN 566386mE
Altitude: 181.48m

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Erldunda NT
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Madigan’s Camp sites are references to explorer and geologist Cecil Thomas Madigan who, leading a party of nine men made an epic crossing of the North Simpson Desert, by camels, in 1939. Madigan took 35 days to make his west/east crossing.

Madigan's Camp sites were all marked with small plaques on yellow painted star pickets in 1994 by Owen Correa Outback Expeditions. These day's 4WD explorers have begun to retrace Madigan's route of this 1939 expedition - thereby following Madigan's Line. It's is done from west to east due to the steep eastern sides of the dunes until you get to about Camp 15, which is on the Hay River Track.

Camp 1A is actually just the location of where you'll now find the plaque. The actual site of Camp 1 is on private property and is inaccessible so the plaque was moved to this more accessible site.

Note that the Madigan Camps are not necessarily indicative of good camp sites for travellers, but are historical points from C.T. Madigan 1939 Expedition.
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Closest Weather Station

Arltunga at 16/09:00am CST
Distance from Madigan Camp 1A 200.31km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.1°C15.8°C29%4.5°C1012.1hPa0.0mmSE32km/hr
17knots
km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Arltunga
Distance from Madigan Camp 1A 200.31km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.234.331.528.822.919.219.722.927.730.933.434.4
Mean Min. °C22.221.018.513.47.83.93.25.010.814.618.020.2
Mean Rain mm43.444.240.015.920.116.310.36.86.822.431.339.6

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