Contradiction Well is an example of many such wells sunk by the Government in the early 1900s to cater for the needs of miners/prospectors and their animals. It pre-dates the establishment of the Sandstone townsite. It is on the Menzies Road about three kilometres south of town. The well is one of the many features of the Sandstone Heritage Trail.
It was probably dug to a depth of about 100 feet (about 30 metres) and water was brought to the surface by windlass and bucket.