Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre ( /ˈɛər/) is the lowest point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) (AHD) below sea level, and, on the rare occasions that it fills, it is the largest lake in Australia and 18th largest in the world. It is the focal point of the vast Lake Eyre Basin and is found in South Australia, some 700 km (435 mi) north of Adelaide. The lake is named after Edward John Eyre who was the first European to sight it in 1840.

The traditional owners of the lake, the Arabuna, are seeking to restore the lake's traditional name, Kati Thanda, and to ban boating on the lake (effectively closing The Lake Eyre Yacht Club).

Read more about Lake EyreGeography, Floods, Yacht Club, Land Speed Record Attempts

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Bluebird-Proteus CN7 - Lake Eyre, 1964
... Campbell and his team returned to Lake Eyre in 1964, with sponsorship from Australian oil company Ampol, but the salt surface never returned to the promise it had held in 1962 and ... After more light rain in June, the lake finally began to dry enough for an attempt to be made ... with the resultant critically acclaimed book Bluebird and the Dead Lake, published by Collins in 1965 ...
Warren Bonython - Publications
... Incomplete list 1953 - The filling and drying of Lake Eyre (with Bruce Mason), Reprinted from the Geographical Journal, Vol. 1956 - The salt of Lake Eyre, its occurrence in Madigan Gulf and its possible origin ... History of the Heysen Trail, www.heysentrail.asn.au 1989 – The Great Filling of Lake Eyre in 1974 ...
Eyre - Places
... Australia Electoral district of Eyre, Western Australia Esperance Plains, biogeographic region of Australia also known as Eyre Botanical District Eyre Bird Observatory, Western Australia Eyre Highway, South and ...
Lake Eyre - Land Speed Record Attempts
... Lake Eyre has been a site for various land speed record attempts on its salt flats, especially those by Donald Campbell with the Bluebird-Proteus CN7 ...

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