Poeppel Corner (known as Poeppel's Corner in Queensland) at latitude 26° S and longitude 138° E is a corner of state boundaries in Australia, where the state of Queensland meets South Australia and the Northern Territory. As with the other three corners it is a destination for four-wheel-drive tourists. Poeppel Corner is about 174 km west of Birdsville, in the middle of the Simpson Desert.
Augustus Poeppel, after whom the point is named, conducted a survey in the mid-1880s to find the exact location of the central Australian colonial borders. His team used camels to drag a coolibah post to mark the intersection. Originally the point was located in a salt lake, but it was found that the measuring chain used was a few centimetres too long. Another survey was conducted by Lawrence Wells, who relocated the post to its current position.
- "The history of Poeppel Corner" (PDF). Newsletter of the Australian National Placenames Survey. Placenames Australia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2002). Heritage Trails of the Queensland Outback. State of Queensland. p. 134. ISBN 0-7345-1040-3.
- "Poeppel Corner (entry 602808)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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