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Goyder Pillars

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Name Goyder Pillars
Type Designation Hill
Place Id 13251
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -22° 46' S (Decimal degrees -22.78135)
Longitude: 136° 48' E (Decimal degrees 136.81624)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Central Desert Shire Council
History/Origin Named by Chas Winnecke after GW Goyder, South Australian Surveyor General.

Winnecke in his report of his 2nd expedition (SAPP 39 of 1883) writes:
"These hills, when viewed from a distance, have the appearance of white pillars; they are crowned by perpendicular Koaline rocks. During my previous exploration I named them Goyder's Pillars, after G.W. Goyder, Esq., the Surveyor-General of South Australia."

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