Discover the peace and beauty of Illamurta Springs Conservation
Reserve - one of the Northern Territory's most isolated reserves.
Located 192 kilomtres south-west of Alice Springs, it encompasses the
southern foothills of the James Range, a permanent natural spring where
several relict aquatic plant species are found, and the ruins of the
Illamurta Police Camp.
A large number of stone artefacts, including fragments of
grindstones can be seen in the reserve, providing evidence of
An important cultural site for the Southern Arrernte (Pertame)
Aboriginal people, the area is part of the 'Kuniya-Snake' (Python)
The Illamurta Springs Police Camp was established between 1893 and
1912 after the closure of the Boggy Hole Police Station in the Finke
Gorge National Park. The Police Station functioned for a time as an
administrative centre and as a distribution point of rations to