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Burlong Pool is a section of the Avon River in Western Australia between Spencers Brook and Northam.

Swimming location

Following the completion of the Goldfields water supply pipeline the water was no longer extracted from the pool, but the location was notable for being used as the Northam swimming carnival location, swimming location and rail excursions, and drownings.

Wagyl location

As a long deep pool that was well watered in summertime, the location was known to Noongars as a place where the Wagyl had a summer resting place.

Military History

Burlong Pool was leased by the Australian Army during World War II from the Western Australian Government Railways(WAGR). During the 1940’s and 1950’s it was the location for training for water crossings, bridge building and water obstacles. Many bridge parts and tools are believed to lie on the bottom of the pool. A rock river crossing allowed access from the rear of the Northam Army Camp to Burlong and Spencers Brook Roads.

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