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A Geomorphic map of the Riverine Plain of south-eastern Australia


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Title: A Geomorphic map of the Riverine Plain of south-eastern Australia
Date published: 1973
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian National University Press
Description: 
The Riverine Plain of south-eastern Australia, which extends through parts of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria, is an area of outstanding economic importance. On it has developed a large part of Australia's irrigated agriculture, and the future will see further development of its soils and water resources. The aim of this study is to bring together into a coherent whole the fragmented studies that have been carried out over the years and to amplify them by encouraging further investigation. The map shows all the information presently available, including the fluvia-tile features of the plain, classified according to their form and as interpreted from aerial photographs, and some field traverses in areas where the features are indistinct. Aeolian features are also classified and mapped. This map, with its accompanying detailed descriptive text, gives the first unified picture of the plain. It will be invaluable in the further development of the region, which can only be successfully carried out, and mistakes of the past avoided, if the formation and composition of the plain are fully understood by those responsible for planning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/115005

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