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Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges
Title : Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges
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Creator : Woolley, Toby, photographer
Date of creation : 1998
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of Toby Woolley. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from Toby Woolley and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Brachina Gorge rock face in the Flinders Ranges.

Brachina Gorge is an important refuge for the endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, and many other species of birds and reptiles. The gorge is one of the most popular and spectacular tourist attractions of the Flinders Ranges and there is a self-guided geological trail that reveals 130 million years of earth history and provides an insight into past climates, the evolution of the mountains and the evolution of early life forms.

The gorge was used from 1862 as the route for carrying the copper ore from the Blinman Mine, 35 kilometres to the north to the coastal ports. Later the building of the northern railway meant an alternative route was used.
Period : 1980-2000
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :
Explore the Flinders Ranges edited by Sue Barker, Murray McCaskill, Brian Ward Adelaide: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (S.A. Branch), 1995
Internet links :
Flinders Ranges National Park : ParksWeb South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage website
Threatened Species - Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby : South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage website



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