Explorers’ Wells and Tracks Project

The precursor to the Explorers’ Wells and Tracks Project was the establishment of the York to Goldfields Heritage Trail in 1988, driven by Merredin farmer Kevin Cahill and Kim Epton. Details of this trail are in the 1988 publication Heritage Trails in Western Australia by Avril S. O’Brien.

In 1991 the Water Authority of Western Australia published The Wells of Explorer Charles Hunt: An assessment of their condition and historical significance as a groundwater resource.

In December 1995 Kim Epton, Ian Elliot, Neil Jeanes and Tony Overstone made a tour of many of Hunt’s Wells and Camps, photographing the wells and noting their condition. In 1996 Hesperian Press published C.C. Hunt’s Koolyanobbing Expedition by Kim Epton.

The Explorers Wells and Tracks Project has since undertaken numerous recces of explorers’ tracks and number of well refurbishments. The Project has taken on the major task of re-creating of the Hunt Track.

The Project’s website was launched in 2014.