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A well restored by the Tammin Comminity commemorates Charles Cooke Hunt.
As wheatbelt explorer and well digger Charles Cooke Hunt passed through the area in 1865 and he had his men construct a well. Hunt made three expeditions of exploration, passing the site of this well on each occasion. It is hard to overemphasise the importance Hunt`s wells played in the opening up of the whole wheatbelt area.
He provided vital water holes for both stockmen and for the gold prospectors who came through the area on their way to Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie. Before the arrival of O`Connor¹s pipeline Hunt`s wells were the major source of water throughout the area.
|Address:||Goldfields Road , South of town, Tammin, 6409|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.668333|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||09-September-1979|
This well has been restored by the Tammin Community in memory of Charles Cooke Hunt
Surveyor, draftsman, explorer
Hunt made three notable journeys of exploration passing the site of this well each time.
1864 - Hunt explored country east of York, discovered Hampton Plains
1865 - Hunt surveyed and cleared track, now the Olf Goldfields Road, between York and the present Kalgoorlie District. He constructed wells and soaks for pastoralists along the route. These watering places, including Hunt's Well and Tammin Tank, were inestimable value during the goldrush days.
1866 - Hunt's longest journey north of Kurnalpi and south of Lake Lefroy made in search of rich pastoral country.
Born England 1833, Charles Hunt died at Geraldton on 1st March 1868, aged 35 years
9th September, 1979