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Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976



Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

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by C.R. Gibbs, M.R. Wells & H.R.M. van-Cuylenburg.


Gibbs, C. R.; Wells, M. R.; Australia. Dept. of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Section; Van-Cuylenburg, H. R. M.


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Supplementary report to be used in conjunction with the Report on the land units of the Katherine-Douglas area, N.T., 1970, by J.M. Aldrick.


Date:1977; Bibliography: leaf 49.




Land use -- Northern Territory -- Manbulloo Station

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Land Conservation Section

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60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Limitations: Seriously impeded drainage; moderate to severe erosion risk; probable low waterholding capacity. Potential Land Use: Mainly suitable for improved pastures. Land Category: 5. Land unit 6a. Occurrence: Chinaman and Woggaman. Topography: Undulating terrain; slopes up to 5% rarely 10%; generally associated with rugged terrain. Soils: Grey and Brown Clays (Banyan and Cununurra) with surface stone. Vegetation: Grassland dominated by Chrysopogon fallax with occasional Acacia affine bidwillii, Terminalia pterocarpa, E. platyptera and Lysiphyllum emergents. Limitations: Highly erodible, stony and strongly gilgaied. Potential Land Use: Rough grazing. Land Category: 7. Land unit 6b. Occurrence: Kimbyan and Budbudjong. Topography: Small internal drainage depressions; almost flat; often at the base of massive limestone ridges. Soils: Grey and Brown Clays (Banyan) with moderate to severe limestone outcrop or pavement. Vegetation: Perennial grassland with scattered trees. Limitations: Moderate to severe rock; severe gilgai; very wet. Potential Land Use: Limited rough grazing. Land Category: 7. Land unit 6c. Occurrence: Karaman and Chinaman. Topography: Almost flat plains with endoreic drainage; ponded in the wet season. Soils: Grey and Brown Clays (Banyan and Cununurra), usually the more poorly drained series. -31

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