Attack Creek Historical Reserve Memorial

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek. The memorial recalls that ‘On 25 June 1860 John McDouall Stuart and his two companions William Kekwick and Benjamin Head reached Attack Creek the most northerly point of that expedition. Hostile natives and illness forced the party to return’. A short walk down the creek from the monument you can see where the old Stuart Highway once ran to the east of the current road.

Named by John McDouall Stuart following a rare confrontation with Warumungu Aboriginal people over dwindling water supplies in 1871. Attack Creek is marked by a road-side memorial stonework cairn surrounded by a steel post and chain fence.

A rest/camping area with toilets, bins and picnic shelters has been established near the memorial for travellers along the Stuart Highway.

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Camping Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment History & Heritage National Picnic Area Public Toilet Scenic Drives

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The memorial to John McDouall Stuart’s 1860 expedition to traverse the continent south to north.

Attack Creek Historical Reserve Memorial

Tennant Creek, Barkly

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