Spencer & Gillen

A journey through Aboriginal Australia

Coolalie Well, Northern Territory


Camp no 13 (May 18th and-19th) of May on the Horn Expedition. "At three and three-quarter miles we struck the southern branch of the Lilla, at a native well called Coolalie. The water here is about 6ft. below the surface in the sandy, channel of the creek. Being led to believe that we should obtain the fluid more easily at Ross Camp, we continued up the creek on a bearing of 209°, through well-grassed mulga scrub, passing over several small saltbush and cottonbush plains." (Journal of the Horn Scientific Exlporings Expedition, 1894 by C. Winnecke)

Place Details

Specific Location
Coolalie Well
Northern Territory


  • Horn Expedition 1894