There are many sulphur and iron springs in the vicinity.
Leaving the telegraph line at Alice Springs (2 3 ° 40' S., 133° 14' E.), 1120 m.
He wants the water from the Springs, which he claims is magic.
Springs which would equalize the discharge of rivers by continuing to pour water into their beds after the rainy season has passed seem entirely absent in the interior.
There are hot springs near the town.