Talbot Rockhole - WA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -25.138201 120.742897
DMS: 25º 08' 17.52" S 120º 44' 34.43" E
UTM: 51 J 7217845mN 272454mE
Altitude: 659.83m


Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


893.3kms NorthEast of Perth

Address & Contact

Little Sandy Desert WA
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Superb rockhole and water fall. On the cliff face beside the rock hole is inscribed “CW/92”, “T Pouthard 4th July 1893”, Talbot 1908” and Peter Muir’s “PM 39”. Faint aboriginal art can be found on north side of rock walls.

Henry William Beamish Talbot (1874 – 1957) was a field geologist and surveyor in Western Australia. Most of Talbot's work with the Geological Survey was in remote areas beyond the limits of European settlement. He used camels for transport and spent long periods in the field, most notably a spell of 14 months in 1908 – 1909 when examining the geology of the Canning Stock Route.

On one trip to the South Australian border with Edward de Courcy Clarke, he and an assistant were speared by Aborigines. It took a full 10 weeks to make it back to civilisation.Talbot recovered, but the assistant, Johnson died of his wounds some two years later.

Mount Talbot near the South Australian Border commemorates his achievements and the University of WA presents the Talbot Medal to the student who writes the best field-related thesis for the B.Sc. Degree with Honours.
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Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 23/06:30pm WST
Distance from Talbot Rockhole 213.84km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Talbot Rockhole 169.58km S
Mean Max. °C38.036.534.029.223.819.919.421.926.330.334.036.8
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.615.
Mean Rain mm35.138.035.829.325.

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