R-31 Keer-Weer Region (B)


Weipa 2,830


Aurukan 1043

Etheridge 925

Mapoon, Port Musgrave 239

Pormpuraaw 698

Torres Strait 6,800


Badu Island

Moa Island

Thursday Island

Wednesday Island

Horn Island 585

Prince of Wales Island

Murray Islands

Super region:

Cape York Peninsula A, B

Gulf of Carpentaria B,C,D,E,F,G

Great Artesian Basin https://www.bloggerme.com.au/map-great-artesian-basin



Torres Strait, Northern Peninsula









Great Dividing Range

Atherton Tableland

Cape Keer-Weer

Basin Authority:

Keer Weer Basin Authority (KWBA)

  • Wenlock R
  • Archer R
  • Holroyd R


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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 Gulf of Carpentaria and for the Cape York Peninsula?

- 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?




Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes


Torres Strait Islands - Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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Torres Strait Islands - Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Torres Strait Islands - Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Some Torres Strait Islands are lost at +2.0°C  - Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Kalaw Kawaw Ya
  • Kala Lagaw Ya
  • Meriam Mir
  • Muralag
  • Yadhaigana*********
  • Anggamudi
  • Mpalitjanh
  • Teppathiggi
  • Tjungundji
  • Yupangathi
  • Anguthimri
  • Awngthim
  • Luthigh
  • Yinwum
  • Mbeiwum
  • Winda Winda
  • Kaantju
  • Wik
  • Thaayorre
  • Bakanh


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.

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Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Wet Tropics region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This state, Carpentaria State (C), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Monsoon North region". CSIRO's Wet Tropics region coincides exactly with BloggerMe's A,B,AG.

Nuclear weapons

Centre ground zero CGZ - Weipa - 475 kilotons (431 kilotonnes)


Location: https://australia.places-in-the-world.com/2144209-place-weipa.html  LEGEND

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Cape York Land Council



"The status of Australian dugongs varies greatly. Shark Bay supports a large dugong population with minimal human pressures, making it the most secure dugong population in the world. On the other hand, the urban coast of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region between Cairns and Bundaberg poses many threats to dugongs.

"Torres Strait is the world’s largest dugong habitat. Surveys conducted by my group at James Cook University show that the region contains a remarkable 58% of the habitat supporting high densities of dugongs in Queensland, as illustrated by the map below."

"Dugong habitat in Torres Strait is much more extensive than we thought. In 2010, the Torres Strait Regional Authority partnered with scientists at Fisheries Queensland to conduct the first seagrass survey of far western Torres Strait. This survey discovered that this very remote region supported the largest continuous seagrass bed in Australia. My group subsequently extended our aerial survey of Torres Strait to cover this area and established that it also supports a sizable dugong population."

Helene Marsh Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science at James Cook University: "Dugongs are safer in Torres Strait than Townsville" in The Conversation 10 May 2013, 6.31am EST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/dugongs-are-safer-in-torres-strait-than-town...

"The Great Artesian Basin is huge and ancient underground “water tank” big enough to fill Sydney Harbour 130,000 times. It streches from Cape York down to Dubbo and further west than Coober Pedy and has been providing the only reliable source of fresh water for rural communities in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory since the first bore holes were sunk in the 19th century. But new interactions between industries such as agriculture, mining and the water itself has prompted the big question: how does the Great Artesian Basin really work?

"Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment was released this week. It’s the most comprehensive assessment to date of the Basin’s water flows and physical structure (its hydrology and geology).

"Based on research by CSIRO and Geoscience Australia, the assessment provides a substantial update to knowledge about the Basin, benefiting from improved techniques to measure and monitor water movement, and incorporating new methodologies that link a range of “development” and management scenarios. The last assessment of the Basin, which primarily focused on hydrology, was in 1980."

Brian Smerdon Senior Research Scientist, Groundwater Hydrology at CSIRO: The Conversation 28 March 2013, 2.33pm AEST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/water-in-water-out-assessing-the-future-of-t...

's emerging Indigenous performers are coming 2 the radio + we want you 2 !

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Having faced unprecedented flood and fire disasters over the last four years, the Etheridge Shire is now facing...

Noel Pearson: death of Lew Griffiths, who devoted his working life to Cape York, should inspire others

Thursday Island pharmacist standout presenter at inaugural Indigenous Allied Health Australia National Conference

Runway questioned as Kowanyama residents remain stranded

Moves to restore power to Cape communities

"I have first-hand seen positive difference AMPs had in Aurukun; that is what self-determination is about"

Northern Pride will celebrate the memory of one of its juniors who died in a car crash through a special fund.

Inquest begins into Cape York detention centre death

ABC radio services return to far north Qld

'Daddy don't go down the mine': Mount Mulligan disaster remembered

Cape York land returned to traditional owners

Will you catch the total solar eclipse tomorrow? Here are viewing times, tips & a little geometry:

Prawns this Xmas? Our research collaboration - the Northern Prawn Fishery - is now certified as sustainable!

Qld Parl passed legislation to extend Cape York Welfare Reform trial till end 2013 with state govt committing $5.65 mil

Panama is permanently evacuating some communities because of rising sea levels.

The Healing Foundation busy at work today, discussing upcoming projects in the Torres Strait.

Report 2012 on rights of indigenous peoples to General Assembly. Monday 22 Oct. See full report

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