Lake Dutton

Lake Dutton, formerly known as Lake Gill, is a salt lake in the Australian state of South Australia located in the locality of Oakden Hills on the west side of the Stuart Highway, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-west of Port Augusta in the state's Far North region.[1]

Lake Dutton
Lake Dutton is located in South Australia
Lake Dutton
Lake Dutton
Location in South Australia
LocationSouth Australia
Coordinates31°46′40″S 137°08′43″E / 31.77778°S 137.14528°E / -31.77778; 137.14528Coordinates: 31°46′40″S 137°08′43″E / 31.77778°S 137.14528°E / -31.77778; 137.14528
TypeSalt lake
Basin countriesAustralia

It was named after artist S. T. Gill by explorer John Horrocks, who accompanied Horrocks and his party on an exploration trip to the north west of South Australia in 1846. It was also the location where Horrocks accidentally shot himself on 1 September 1846 and the injuries received caused his death on 23 September 1846.[2]

The lake was discovered again by Benjamin Herschel Babbage who reported in July 1858 in a dispatch to Francis Dutton. Later on, Commissioner of Crown Lands reported that he had named this lake after the Commissioner.[3] Babbage's name as the name that was never changed in the official use.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Search result(s) for Lake Dutton (Record No. SA0021220) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)", "Road labels" and "Government Regions"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. ^ "The Week". South Australian Chronicle. XXXVII (1, 910). South Australia. 30 March 1895. p. 11. Retrieved 3 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "THE NORTHERN EXPEDITION". Adelaide Observer. XVI (880). South Australia. 14 August 1858. p. 4. Retrieved 3 January 2017 – via National Library of Australia.