Place Names Register Extract

Ewarts Springs

Extract date: 10/12/2022

Name Ewarts Springs
Type Designation Spring
Place Id 23590
Place Type Feature
Status Historical
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 58' S (Decimal degrees -23.9752)
Longitude: 133° 26' E (Decimal degrees 133.4493)
Locality / Suburb  
  Hugh
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.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
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