Lake Ballard is an ephemeral salt lake about 18 kilometres north of Menzies.
The lake was originally named Lake Princeps (presumably after Henry Charles Prinsep) by S.G. Hubbe or Henry John Cant, in 1896. In 1897 Surveyor G.D. Robinson mistook the lake as being a continuation of Lake Barlee and it wasn’t until subsequent surveys that it was confirmed as a separate lake.
The lake received its current name in 1957 after Robert Ballard, Manager of the Menzies Mining Corporation Limited.
The reports of the various trips, tours and travels on the Adventures website have a lot of information about place names – their naming and features – toponymy. More information.
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