Patience Well - WA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -23.508051 125.434303
DMS: 23º 30' 28.98" S 125º 26' 3.49" E
UTM: 51 K 7398130mN 748579mE
Altitude: 399.02m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


250.6kms West of Kiwirrkurra
313.03kms North of Warburton
557.88kms South of Yungngora
575.56kms East of Nullagine

Address & Contact

Gibson Desert South WA
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Patience Well was discovered by explorer David Carnegie on 8 September 1896. He had found it in use by natives who had it dug down to 15 feet. It was an underground rock hole with bedrock and mud on one side.

Godfrey Massie, one of Carnegies companions was in the well when a section of the well caved in and he nearly lost his life.Carnegie writes, "I never saw a man come quicker out of a hole".

Carnegie stayed at the well until 11 September 1896 and named it "Patience Well" due to the trouble they had procuring water from it.

Patience Well was re-discovered on 6th July 2008 by Alan McCall of Perth.
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Closest Weather Station

Warburton at 01/04:30am WST
Distance from Patience Well 313.74km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Warburton Airfield
Distance from Patience Well 313.74km S
Mean Max. °C38.036.533.929.324.320.720.723.127.931.634.336.6
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.915.
Mean Rain mm28.536.731.418.015.417.912.99.85.714.824.731.5

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