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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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To interpret the land unit maps of the northern and southern survey areas in terms of relatively productive and unproductive land, the land categories devised by Aldrick and Robinson have been grouped into four broad classes as follows: A: Arable areas with slight or moderate limitations i.e. categories 1,2. B: Arable or marginally arable areas with definite or serious limitations i.e. categories 3,4. c: Non arable areas: improvable: i.e. categories 5,6. D: Unimprovable, i.e. categories 7,8. The approximate areas of land in each of these classes are shown in Table 1. The results indicate that approximately 120 sq. km or 9% of the total area surveyed is potentially arable with only slight or moderate developmental limitations. A further 267 sq. km or 20% of the area is arable or marginally arable although definite limitations do exist. The remaining 964 sq. km or 71% of the area has been designated as non arable. It is considered that of this remainder 572 sq. km or 42% is improvable and 392 sq. km or 29% is unimprovable. -7

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