|Location||Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia|
Abrakurrie Cave is a wild cave on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. It is located about 48 kilometres (30 mi) north west of Eucla and is reported to have the largest single cave chamber in the southern hemisphere, and that stencils in the cave are the deepest penetration of Aboriginal art of any cave system in Australia.
Visits to the cave occurred as early as the 1880s.
The cave was explored by an expedition led by Captain J. M. Thompson in 1935. The explorers described a cave that was 1,200 feet (366 m) in length, 160 feet (49 m) wide and 150 feet (46 m) deep. After progressing a further 250 feet (76 m) the group found the passage forked into two passages one of which continued a further 1,500 feet (457 m) leading to a huge cavern.
It was a well documented cave by the 1960s.
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- "Caves and Lakes.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 20 November 1935. p. 12. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "A Camera Beyond Perth.". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 1 December 1938. p. 71. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- "Exploring the Nullarbor Caves:.". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 December 1935. p. 33. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Hill, A. L (1963), Checklist of caves and related features, retrieved 7 June 2014 which includes Abrakurrie Cave (SE WA Nullarbor SH52-14),Koonalda Cave (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-15) , Knowles Cave (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-16), Murrawijinie Caves (Far West Nullarbor SA SH52-16) and mentions 154 mapped and 39 unmapped caves by that time
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