Potential geoheritage values of Australian desert landscapes


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Potential geoheritage values of Australia's desert landscapes was a report prepared by Wakelin Associates Pty Ltd for the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. The Department commissioned this work to help identify places that best tell the stories of the development of Australia's desert landforms. The key drivers which have created these landforms are found to be the length of time that the stable landscape has existed, the previous climates which have operated on that landscape, the development of aridity in geologically modern times, and the high degree to which these landscapes display features inherited from the past.

The report identifies sites of possible national heritage significance, provides a thematic overview of the literature, and identifies significant knowledge gaps.

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