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Kekwick Ponds

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Name Kekwick Ponds
Type Designation Pond
Place Id 14085
Place Type Feature
Status Historical
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -19° 09' S (Decimal degrees -19.163903)
Longitude: 134° 12' E (Decimal degrees 134.200703)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Barkly Shire Council
History/Origin Kekwick Ponds was named by John McD Stuart on 19 June 1860. Stuart named it after William Darton Kekwick his second in command on his expeditions from 1860 to 1863 " in token of the zeal and activity he has displayed during the Expedition". (South Aust. Parl. Paper 65 of 1861, pg 16, pp B) Also see Threadgill: South Aust. Land Exploration, pg 49 footnote 27.

Kekwick later joined W.C. Gosse's expedition - he died at Blinman in October 1872.

East of Short Range, termination of Bishop Creek.

Note that Kekwick Springs, north of Katherine is a seperate feature named by Stuart on his final and successful expedition in 1862.

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