Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve

Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve
Anmatjere[1]Northern Territory
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)[2]
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve is located in Northern Territory
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve
Coordinates22°38′00″S 133°09′00″E / 22.63333°S 133.15000°E / -22.63333; 133.15000Coordinates: 22°38′00″S 133°09′00″E / 22.63333°S 133.15000°E / -22.63333; 133.15000
Established1971[2]
Area85 hectares (210 acres)[2]
Managing authoritiesParks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
See alsoProtected areas of the Northern Territory

It is located approximately 165 kilometres (103 mi) north of Alice Springs and is within the boundaries of Aileron Station.[3]

The traditional owners of the area are the Anmatyerre peoples.[4]

The first European to visit the area was John McDouall Stuart in April 1860 while on expedition through the area. Stuart named the rock-hole after the youngest daughter of James Chambers, who had sponsored the expedition. Stuart visited the rock-hole on his next three attempts to reach the north coast of Australia. Other travellers and the builders of the Overland Telegraph Line all used the reservoir for water.[5][1]

Alfred Giles made use of the reservoir when overlanding 4,000 cattle and 8,000 sheep to establish Springvale Station near Katherine in 1879.

In 1980, the conservation reserve was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate. In 1995, it was listed on the Northern Territory Heritage Register.[6][7]

The conservation reserve is categorised as an IUCN Category V protected area.[2]

See alsoEdit

Protected areas of the Northern Territory

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Place Names Register Extract for "Anna Reservoir"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in the Northern Territory (2012)". Department of Environment. 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve". Australian Heritage Places Inventory. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Provision for Cultural Values in Water Management: The Anmatyerr Story" (PDF). Australian Government. 1 February 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Annas Reservoir Conservation Reserve". Parks and Wildlife Commission. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Annas Reservoir Historic Reserve, Alice Springs (sic), NT, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 152)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve". Heritage Register. Northern Territory. 8 February 1995. Retrieved 27 October 2019.