Ryan Well Historical Reserve is located 65 km south of Ti Tree. Its name celebrates the work of Ned Ryan a stonemason who, with a team of workers, sank many wells along the Overland Telegraph Line. Drovers and travellers used it until the 1930s.

Over the road are the remains of the Glen Maggie Homestead. The Parks and Wildlife Commission's Plan of Management explains that "In late 1913 Samuel Nicker acquired an annual license for land surrounding Connor Well and 200 square miles around Ryan Well. In August 1914 Samuel Nicker, his wife Elizabeth and their children settled at Ryan Well. Nicker named the homestead “Glen Maggie” after his daughter Margaret. This stone structure, which had bush timber roof framing and corrugated iron roof, is the remains of Glen Maggie Homestead which can be seen today. Ryan Well and Glen Maggie Station are worth a visit as they offer a unique insight into the hardships of the early Europeans in the area.

Ryan Well Historical Reserve

Ryan's Well Historical Reserve protects and preserves an important aspect of the nineteenth century push into the Northern Territory. Located 129 kilometres north of Alic... show more


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