Territory Stories

The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula



The land resources of Cobourg Peninsula

Other title

by B. Wood and D. Sivertsen


Wood, B.; Sivertsen, D.; Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT




Cobourg Peninsula


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This report describes a land system survey over the Cobourg Peninsula broadly describing landform, soils and vegetation to assist the effective planning and management of the area as a National Park.



Table of contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Summary Descriptions -- 3. Land Systems -- 4. Soils -- 5. Vegetation -- Appendices -- Acknowledgements.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula; Vegetation mapping -- Northern Territory -- Cobourg Peninsula

Publisher name

Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory

Place of publication



iv, 80, [6] p. : col. ills. ; 30 cm.

File type


Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB77120E006B6E040CD9B0F274EFE; http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=2DBCB77120E006B6E040CD9B0F274EFE [NTLIS Metadata Tool]

Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

A typical profil e (Gn 2.24): HORIZON Al DEPTH 0-15 15-30 30-90 90-130 130-170 DESCRI PTION Very dark grey (10YR 3/1); loam; massive; earthy; slightly moist, very firm; pH 6.0 Dark brown (10YR 3/3); sandy clay loam; massive; earthy; moderately moist, moderately fi rm; pH 6.0 Yellowish brown (10YR 5/8); clay loam; mas~ ive;- earthy; moderately moist, moderately fi rm; pH 5.5 Yellowish brown (10YR 5/8), 30% prominent red mottles; 1 ight cl ay ; massive; earthy~;moder ately moist, moderately weak; pH 5.5; 10%, 5mm rounded ferruginous nodules Brownish yellow (10YR 6/8), 50% prominent red mottles; light clay; massive; earthy.; moderately moist, moderately weak; pH 6.0; 30%, 5mm ferruginous nodules Yellow Earths (lateritic subgroup) Giles family soils are moderately _~eep yellow earths with high proportion of ferruginous gravel s throughout. These soil s are forming in sloping areas and are classed as lithosols by Day (1975). A typical profile (Gn2.24): HORIZON Al DEPTH 0-10 10-35 35-90 DESCRIPT ION Very dark greyish brown (10YR 3/2)-; sand; massive; earthy; dry, very weak; pH 5.5; 30%, 8mm ferruginous gravels Yellowish brown (10YR -5/4); sand; massive; earthy; -slightly moist, moderately weak; pH 5.5; 60%, 10mm ferrug inuous gravel s strong brown (7.5YR 5/6)s 20% prominent yellow mottle; sandy loam; massive; earthy; mod erate 1 y moi st, modera tel y weak; pH 5.5; 30%, 10mm ferruginous gravels - 56

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.