Christmas Pool - WA



DEG: -21.893591 122.125076
DMS: 21º 53' 36.93" S 122º 07' 30.27" E
UTM: 51 K 7578694mN 409620mE
Altitude: 348.19m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


208.21kms East of Nullagine
357.2kms South of Bidyadanga Community
555.05kms North of Wiluna
589.81kms West of Kiwirrkurra

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Telfer WA
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Christmas Pool is a semi-permanent rockpool in the Paterson Range and has been a marker and a reliable water-supply point for early explorers and aborigines. It is situated in a gully, at the base of the Paterson Range, and is filled by natural catchment from the range, as well as soak-fed by the percolation of waters through the rock to an underlying impervious clay bed. The European discovery of the pool was first recorded in December 1896 by William Rudall during his search for the ill-fated members of the Calvert Scientific expedition and stumbled onto the pool on Christmas Day. The members of the party carved their names in the rock walls of the pool. At the time of Rudall’s visit he recorded that the pool contained 39,000 gallons of water and that its native name was “Mundamudda”.

For thousands of years prior to this natives had used the area to collect and grind ochre and other coloured sediments. Over countless generations, this process has worn deep grooves into the rock surfaces above the pool. Colourful art also adorns the rocky walls of nearby overhangs and gullies.
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Telfer Aero
Distance from Christmas Pool 22.76km NE
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.

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