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Owen Springs

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Name Owen Springs
Type Designation Spring
Place Id 23591
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 58' S (Decimal degrees -23.9752)
Longitude: 133° 26' E (Decimal degrees 133.4493)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  MacDonnell Shire Council
History/Origin Owen Springs is reportedly named by John McDould Stuart on 16 March 1861, "after William Owen, Esq, MP". (South Australian Parliamentary Paper 169 of 1861 - Diary of J.M. Stuart's Explorations, 1860-61) .

According to Theadgill ( South Australian Land Exploration 1856 to 1880 - Page 56 Footnote 39) , Stuart originally named the 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).

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