Duladgin

Hunt never actually mentioned constructing a well at this location although he did state that it was his intention to do so.

“8 April 1865 … there is a large hole in the surface of granite rock at Duladgin which I will try to enlarge by blasting it will I trust make a good reservoir easily filled by the first rain fall.”

During his 1866 Eastern Interior Expedition he used Duladgin as a depot.

If Hunt’s team built a well rather than blasting out a hole in the rock it has been buried.

On his first expedition to the East Hunt recorded:

“30 March 1864 Wednesday … at 4.45pm halt at Duladgin rocks – quartz no water but fair feed for the horses …”

On 2 August 1864, on a subsequent expedition, Hunt recorded that, “This camp is not to be trusted to for water.”

East of the rock is a rectangular timbered well built by the Mines Department c1900.

Duladgin is an aboriginal name of unknown meaning. The rock is within Reserve 3112.

Duladgin Well - photo by Graham Howe

Duladgin Well – photo by Graham Howe