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Buley Rockhole

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Name Buley Rockhole
Type Designation Rockhole
Place Id 11311
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 9 August 1989
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 06' S (Decimal degrees -13.11356)
Longitude: 130° 47' E (Decimal degrees 130.78642)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Litchfield Park
Local Government Area  
History/Origin Named after Norman Buley, an engineer who led a Government Prospecting Party to examine areas drained by the Katherine, Fitzmaurice and Daly Rivers in 1920. He examined then Tolmer plateau arising from the TABLETOP RANGE. The area was originally explored by Fred Litchfield in 1865, then David Lindsay in 1883 and again by AJ Lane who carried out a Topographical survey of the escarpement in 1916.

It is believed the rock hole should be pronounced "Bew-lee".

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
09/08/1989 NTG31
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