Extract date: 12/12/2023
|Location (Datum GDA94)|
|Latitude: -23° 58' S (Decimal degrees -23.9752)|
|Longitude: 133° 26' E (Decimal degrees 133.4493)|
|Locality / Suburb|
|Local Government Area|
|MacDonnell Shire Council|
|History/Origin||According to Theadgill ( South Australian Land Exploration 1856 to 1880 - Page 56 Footnote 39), Stuart originally named Owen Springs "Ewart's Springs" as Stuart in his original journal wrote "This water I named Ewart's Springs after Ewart for his care and attention to our provisions and the things connected with them." (Journal is held by Royal Geographical Society of SA).
Joseph A Ewart, following John McDouall Stuart Expedition was a member of the Overland Telegraph Line construction teams and an axeman with one of Goyder's 1869 survey parties in the Darwin area.