Nullarbor Plain


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Nullarbor Plain

a vast low plateau of S Australia: extends north from the Great Australian Bight to the Great Victoria Desert; has no surface water or trees. Area: 260 000 sq. km (100 000 sq. miles)
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imitans, a highly troglomorphic species from caves on the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia.
In 1919, after a long association with Aborigines in Western Australia, she set up a camp at a siding called Ooldea on the South Australian side of the Nullarbor Plain and stayed there for the next 16 years.
October - December 2004: Drive up to North Western Australia, around the west and south-west coasts, across the Nullarbor Plain, over snowy mountains and up the south-east coast of New South Wales to Sydney;
The Nullarbor Plain is conspicuous by its absence, as are Ayers Rock/Uluru and Lake Eyre.
The most remote wine region in the world, southwest Western Australia is cooled by prevailing winds from both the Indian and Southern oceans and separated from the eastern coast of the continent by the Nullarbor Plain and the Great Victoria Desert.
The first decade of her life was spent crisscrossing the barren Australian outback known as the Nullarbor Plain with her family because her father was a fox hunter.
The Great Victoria Desert looms in from the northeast, the Simpson Desert from the northwest, and the bleak and treeless Nullarbor plain crowds in from the west.
Haag's reputation is particularly bad in Western Australia, where untold thousands of meteorites pepper the vast tract of desolation called the Nullarbor Plain.
Aboriginal people have long inhabited the harsh environment of the Nullarbor Plain, but it wasn t until the study of Koonalda in 1956 that contemporary Australians really started to comprehend the extreme age of Aboriginal occupation in this part of Australia.
However, in early November he suffered severe pain in his feet as he crossed the Nullarbor Plain, almost calling his journey off and only continuing with the help of strong painkillers, and was slowed down by the injury.