Mundrabilla (c) Ebears - Bonzle
Mundrabilla - (c) Ebears - Bonzle

 

 

 

MUNDRABILLA

 

GPS 31 49 01 S 128 13 31 E

 

 

 

 

FIND ACCOMMODATION

 

Madura

Nearby Towns

Eucla

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

1368 Km

Population

20

Average Rainfall

245.8mm

Mean Max Temp

24.7C

Mean Min Temp

11.3C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9039 5000

Fire and Rescue

Unknown

Medical

08 9039 3471

Visitor Centre

08 9039 1205

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Mundrabilla

08 9039 3465

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Motel

08 9039 3465

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Mundrabilla is a roadhouse on the Eyre Highway between Madura and Eucla.

There is motel and caravan park accommodation at the roadhouse and you can get meals from the restaurant and drinks from the bar.

There isn't a great deal in the area to attract visitors but the Great Australian Bight is 20km south of the roadhouse via dirt road. If you have a 4WD ask the roadhouse for directions.

Mundrabilla is part of the Nullarbor Links Golf Course. This is the longest golf course in the world The first hole is in Ceduna, South Australia and the 18th is 1365 km away at Kalgoorlie. Mundrabilla hosts the 8th hole Par 4 and is 330 metres. The Mundrabilla hole has a reputation as perhaps the most challenging on the entire course. Check out more information about the course at Nullarbor Links Website

 

HISTORY

 

Edward Eyre accompanied by an Aboriginal named Wylie, passed through this area during his east - west exploration in 1841.

Mundrabilla station was established by Bill and Ann McGill and John and Tom Kennedy (two Irishmen) in 1871. They brought 1500 sheep across from Esperance with the intention of settling near the telegraph station at Eucla but lack of water forced them to turn back west and they eventually chose to stay at Mundrabilla.

They are credited with giving the location its name but the word is almost certainly dervived from the local Aboriginal dialect. Unfortunately the meaning is not known.

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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ATTRACTIONS

 

Wanteen Beach.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Unknown.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Eyre

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6443

Local Government : Shire of Dundas

 

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