Great Australian Bight Region (X)


Kalgoorlie–Boulder 29,849


Ceduna 2,289,_South_Australia

Coober Pedy 1,695

Norseman 857,_Western_Australia

Papunya 299

Port Augusta 13,257,_South_Australia

Port_Lincoln 13,044

Wilmington 220,_South_Australia

Woomera 200-500,_South_Australia

Super region:

Red Centre L,X,R


Great Artesian Basin




Basin Authority:

  • Officer Basin Authority (OBA)

State Pin



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Thanks for checking this Region out.

This Region is prepared on the a-political concept that if you are interested in 'place' in Australia, the most important aspect that defines 'place', is the 'flow of water'. The Senate is interested in 'place'.

This Region defines its boundaries at the top of the ridge, where water flows one way rather than the other. This leads to a very interesting 'place'.

We are seeking a debate with people who live in this proposed new Region. We know we've got the Region pretty well correct; after all, it's just geography. But if you live in this Region you can tell us a lot of interesting things.

- Do these boundaries define a place that is unique; different to every other Region in Australia? We think that that is probably quite likely.

- Is it a great place, worthy of recognition?

- Upon formation, what should be the name of this Region? Who would be the Lord Mayor? Who would be the two Senators who represent this Region? Who would be the additional Senator that represents the interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in this region? What benefit would flow from a concept of super-Regions for the whole of the Red Centre?

- Would life be enhanced if it was on a fast Ring-Rail that links the Capital City to every other Capital City in Australia? 

- Many other interesting things!

We think that this is a great new concept of regional statehood based on real concepts that define life in this particular Region. What do you think?

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Kukatja
  • Yulparitja
  • Mafdu
  • Wawula
  • Tjupany
  • Kurwara
  • Wangkathma
  • Printapi
  • Pitjantjatjara
  • Luritja
  • Ngatatjara
  • Nana
  • Tjalkanti
  • Manjindja
  • Nakako
  • Yankuntjatjara
  • Nyanganyatjara
  • Ngalea
  • Kokatha
  • Mirning
  • Wirangu
  • Wadigali
  • Kuyani
  • Banggarla
  • Ngadjuri
  • Nawu
  • Nukunu



NOTE1: Likely indicators only; for original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991 & restrictions on its copy & use, see Aboriginal Australia Map

NOTE2: The red line is part of the original Aboriginal Australia Map © 1991. The black line is added by Bloggerme for discussion only. It shows the likely State boundary based on the flow of water only. As "the ridge" (See FOWTOR) naturally impacts on the development of the language, social or nation groups of the Indigenous people of Australia, the proposed border is often identical to the group boundary shown on the Aboriginal Australia Map. This is as was expected. Variations are social/historical & result in a particular language, social or nation group being represented in two adjoining States.




Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Southern & South-Western Flatlands region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See This state, Great Australian Bight (X), is included in a CSIRO cluster called "Southern & South-Western Flatlands region" (exluding the tiny bit above). CSIRO's Southern & South-Western Flatlands region coincides with BloggerMe's N,P,Q, and a tiny bit of X and a tiny bit of R.


Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Rangelands region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See This state, Great Australian Bight (X), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Rangelands region". CSIRO's Rangelands region coincides with BloggerMe's L,M,X (missing a tiny bit), R (missing a tiny bit), but includes a large bit of S (the Darling River bit).

Other regional projections - NMR - part of Rangelands WA NRM



Gulf Savanna Region

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Careers: Take a ‘Bight’ out of your PhD with a top-up scholarship for Great Australian Bight study ^KL

The Great Australian Bight Research Program is a partnership initiative that involves BP, CSIRO, SARDI, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.  This $20M, four-year, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency research program aims to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight ecosystem. The program will obtain information about the unique marine environment and potential marine resources within the Ceduna sub-basin of the Great Australian Bight, and provide vital information to decision makers to support sustainable development in the region and monitor possible future impacts.

Top-ups for Australian Postgraduate Award or Divisional (PhD) scholarships are available in 2014/15 for the following areas within the Great Australian Bight Research Program:

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