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MUNDRABILLA

 

HEMA Map reference 83/G6

 

31 49' 01" S 128 13' 31" E

 

 

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Statistics

 

Km from Perth

1368

Population

20

Rainfall

233mm (72.4)

Max Temp

24.8C (49.8)

Min Temp

11.4C (-1.2)

Autogas

Available

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

Roadhouse

 

08 9039 3465

 

Services

 

 

 

 

Attractions

 

Wanteen Beach.

 

Buildings of note

 

Unknown

 

Calendar Of Events

 

Unknown

 

Description

 

Now a roadhouse on the Eyre Highway, nearby Mundrabilla station was established by Bill and Ann McGill and John and Tom Kennedy (two Irishmen) in 1871. This was the first sheep station on the Nullarbor. The area they settled was not the only hostile obstacle to overcome. Tom Kennedy was speared to death by Aborigines and Anne McGill died in childbirth in 1879.
 

Early in the 20th century there was a great deal of exploratory drilling for underground water sources. A bore sunk at Mundrabilla went down 472 metres but all it found was rock.


The area contains fragments of a meteorite spread over a 60 kilometre range which makes it one of the largest meteorite sites in the world.

 

 

 

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