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11-June-2016
11-June-2016

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

A restored well commemorates the drovers who used the Northern Stock Routes.

 

Location

Address:Great Northern Highway, 40 kilometres north of Meekatharra, Meekatharra, 6642
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.269167
Long: 118.658611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 4th July, 1976
Front Inscription

THE TWENTY FIVE MILE WELL

This Well Was Restored By The Meekatharra Lions
Club As A Memorial To The Many Drovers Who
Used The Northern Stock Routes During The Years From
The First Settlers To The Coming Of The Road Trains.

Wells Like This Were The Lifeblood And Livestock And
          Drovers Alike.

Dedicated On Sunday July 4th 1976

"For this is the law of the Overland that all in the west obey
A man must cover when travelling sheep a six mile stage a day 
                                                       
A. B. [Banjo] Patterson

Source: MA
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