Bonney Well

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Bonney Well is one of only three remaining stock wells on the North-South Stock Route with stone dumps intact. The Well and associated remains are a good representative example of a government-built stock well constructed during the late 19th century. First dug in 1878-79 by the expedition overlanding cattle and sheep to Springvale by Arthur and Alfred Giles, Bonney Well was deepened between 1883 and 1884. A stone dump and whip system were added in 1892. The whip system no longer remains but the stone dump, tank stand and evidence of the location of troughing from this era are present. The bore, windmill and tank installed in the late 1930s and a later cement tank provide a good example of that era in the Territory’s industrial heritage when bores replaced wells as the principal means of water supply for stock.

Facilities

Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Picnic Area Public Toilet Scenic Drives

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Julalikari Arts - Tennant Creek Area Northern Territory

Julalikari Arts

Tennant Creek, Barkly

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

Attack Creek Historical Reserve Memorial

Tennant Creek, Barkly

The building depicts the Nyinkka lizard's head rising in greeting as you enter

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Davenport Ranges

Iytwelepenty / Davenport Ranges National Park

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Kelly's Ranch guide

Kellys Ranch

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Remnants of the well

Bonney Well

Tennant Creek, Barkly

Contact Us