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Land Resources of Auvergne Station



Land Resources of Auvergne Station

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A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District


Napier, Diane; Edmeades, Bart; Lynch, Brian; McGregor, Robert; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Hill, J.V.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Jul-18




Auvergne Station; NT Portion 2676; Victoria River Downs; Victoria River District


This report for Auvergne Station is a supplement to Land Resources of the Victoria River District (2012) and completes the land resource assessment of the district which covers 24 properties and approximately 78 760 km² of pastoral land. Land unit mapping at 1:100 000 describes the landforms, soils and vegetation in the district.


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

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Table of contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Previous mapping; 3. Survey methodology and data collection; 4. Lithology; 5. Landform; 6. Soil; 7. Soil physical and chemical characteristics; 8. Vegetation; 9. Land evaluation; 10. Soil erosion; 11. Land unit descriptions; 12. References; Appendices 1 - 12.




Soils -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Land use -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; Geology -- Northern Territory -- Auvergne Station; land resource assessment; land units; soil landscapes; vegetation communities

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Northern Territory Government

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204 pages ; colour photographs, maps, figures, tables ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=E3F20A909A8123ADE040CD9B21446CC0; http://hdl.handle.net/10070/245323 [Land resources of the Victoria River District]

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Land Resources of Auvergne Station A supplement to the Land Resources of the Victoria River District 4 Climate There are two distinct seasons in the Victoria River District, the Wet and the Dry. The Wet season spans from November to April and is characterised by increased humidity followed by intermittent rainfall and storms and monsoonal conditions. The temperature on Auvergne typically ranges from a minimum of 25C to a maximum of 39C while humidity levels can exceed 80%. The rainfall average for Auvergne during the Wet is approximately 890 mm. The Dry season fills the remainder of the year and is characterised by lower humidity and temperature levels with regular east to south-easterly winds. Temperatures range from a minimum of 5C to a maximum of 37C while relative humidity levels can be less than 25%. Table 1.1 Auvergne long-term averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann Mean Max (C) 35.6 34.3 34.8 34.9 32.6 30.3 30.3 32.7 35.6 37.6 38.5 36.9 34.6 Mean Min (C) 24.7 24.5 23.7 20.3 17.2 13.5 12.9 15.3 19.6 24.1 25.3 24.8 20.7 Mean Rain (mm) 223.2 218.8 140.6 26.7 8.1 4.0 2.5 0.5 2.7 26.9 72.8 147.3 893.9 Median Rain (mm) 192.2 186.8 98.4 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.3 62.7 114.8 832.1 Mean Rain Days 13.2 11.9 8.5 1.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 2.4 6.2 9.7 51.6 Land Use First established in 1886, Auvergne station has always been a pastoral lease. The station pioneered the live export market in the early 1900s supplying cattle to the Philippines via the Wyndham Port. Today, the property runs approximately 32 000 head of cattle and turns off approximately 10 000 head per annum (Consolidated Pastoral Company 2017).

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