Gill Pinnacle

mountain in Western Australia
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Gill Pinnacle (or Gill's Pinnacle) is an inselberg in the far east of Western Australia, on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. It is part of the Petermann Ranges. It consists of a dome-shaped hill, surrounded by dense shrub; its top is bare rock. The hill has been useful as a landmark, because it marks the location of one of the area's most reliable freshwater rockholes, Gordon's Springs. This is a few hundred meters to the north of the rock.[1][2] The area is called Kutjuntari (also spelled Kudjuntari or Kutjurntari) in Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra.

Gill Pinnacle
Highest point
Elevation801 m (2,628 ft)
Geography
LocationWestern Australia
Parent rangePetermann Ranges
Geology
Mountain typeinselberg

The first European people to visit the area were the explorers Ernest Giles and W. H. Tietkens, in 1874. They saw the rock from Weld Pass, which is further to the west. Giles named the rock after his brother-in-law. He named the waterhole, Gordon's Springs, after his nephew.[3]

The closest town to Gill's Pinnacle is Kaltukatjara, Northern Territory, which is about 31 kilometres (19 mi) to the east.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Judy Robinson (2012). Bushman of the Red Heart. Boolarong Press. p. 82. ISBN 9781922109262.
  2. R. Ross (11 February 2010). "106AA: Gill Pinnacle". Lasseteria. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. Ernest Giles (1889). Australia Twice Traversed. S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. p. 316.

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