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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: Severely impeded internal drainage; surface water flow; highly erodible if disturbed. Potential Land Use: Permanent grassed waterways with strictly controlled grazing. Land Category: 7, with some 6 (high level plains). Land unit 7c. Occurrence: Woggaman, Claravale. Topography: Ill-defined depositional drainage lines; rare channels, intermittent and ill-defined. Soils: Immature and unstable sandy alluvium with small areas of Marrakai, Ejong and Douglas. Vegetation: Extremely variable; frequent occurrence of Melaleuca scrub and frontage grasses. Limitations: Highly erodible and prone to flooding and flood deposition. Potential Land Use: Strictly controlled rough grazing; permanent grassed waterways. Land Category: 7. Land unit 7d. Occurrence: Tagoman, Kimbyan and Jindara. Topography: Broad drainage flats or seasonally ponded areas with very slight slopes; rarely channelled. Soils: Loamy Red Earths (Tippera) with alluvial and colluvial surface horizons. Vegetation: Open woodland to open forest dominated by E. patellaris, ~. foelscheana and/or E. papuana with dense-grass cover of Themeda and Chrysopogon fallax. Limitations: Highly erodible if disturbed; subject to periods of surface water flow. Potential Land Use: Grassed waterways; useful grazing which should be strictly controlled; should not be cleared or cultivated. Land Category: 6. -J6

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