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Carlton Reach Pump Engine

posted 20 Jan 2012, 12:35 by Kununurra Museum   [ updated 22 Jan 2012, 01:48 ]

The 1st Industrial Pump Engine on the Ord

Kununurra Historical Society Inc. - Archive & Museum (In Text) A 2010 view looking up-river from the high east bank over the Ord River with a majectic boab to the right. There is a rusted looking industrial pump engine on a concrete pad surrounded by grass. The pump engine, is a Petter's "Atomic" Diesel Engine  used at Carlton Reach by Kimberley Michael Durack in 1941 for the first) Added a new page about the pump engine used at Carlton Reach, Ord River Experimental Station, by Kimberley Michael Durack and his brother William Aiden Durack. It was in use from installation late in 1941 through to 1946, when the station was moved, lock, stock and barrell, to the new blacksoil site at Dillon's Bottle Tree, to become the Kimberley Research Station.

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Carlton Reach Pump Engine page.

There are plans to have this pump engine placed near the entrance gate of the Kununurra Museum, to make this more accessible to all, and to help show the local, State, and National significance of tropical agriculture to the history of the region.

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