R-22 Marapikurrinya Region (L)


Karratha 16,796


Port Hedland 11,557

Roebourne 857

Christmas Island 1402

Super region:

Pilbara http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilbara

Red Centre L,X,R

Hospital: http://healthengine.com.au/service/6034





Airport: http://www.roebourne.wa.gov.au/karrathaairport.aspx

Basin Authority:

Yule Shaw Basin Authority (YSBA)

  • De Gray R
  • Shaw R
  • Yule R

Coal Gas http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1626037




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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 there be in this region as part of a super region in 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 around Australia?


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

Christmas Island - Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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Christmas Island - Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Christmas Island - Comparison: long-term sea level outcomes

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Ngarla
  • Kariyarra
  • Jaburrara
  • Nyarnal
  • Martuthunira
  • Ngarluma
  • Yindijbarndi
  • Palyiku
  • Banjima
  • Nhuwala


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 Rangelands region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This state, Marapikurrinya State (L), 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

See http://nrmregionsaustralia.com.au/nrm-regions-map/

See http://nrmregionsaustralia.com.au/Rangelands-NRM-Coordinating-Group-Inc./

Gulf Savanna Region https://rangelandswa.com.au/

Nuclear weapons

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


NB: population 10km around Karratha CBD  LEGEND


Population taken out by nuclear weapon = 17,436

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"Shrews ... resemble small long-nosed and small-eyed mice, but are unrelated to rodents. At 2 grams, the Etruscan Shrew is the smallest mammal in the world. In continental Australia, they have ecological counterparts in the unrelated marsupial planigales, ningauis, dunnarts and antechinuses.

"The Christmas Island Shrew (Crocidura trichura) was long considered a variety or subspecies of a more widespread Asian species. However a recent genetic study by Mark Eldridge and others, based on the few now long dead individual specimens, has demonstrated that it is (or was) a distinct species, restricted to Christmas Island. It may be very cold comfort to the probably extinct shrew that its uniqueness is now verified."

John Woinarski Professor (conservation biology) at Charles Darwin University: "Australian endangered species: Christmas Island Shrew" in The Conversation 9 May 2013, 2.25pm EST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/australian-endangered-species-christmas-isla...

"The Christmas Island Frigatebird is a spectacular large seabird. It is one of only five frigatebird species, all with glossy black plumage, long narrow wings, buoyant and acrobatic flight, and long bill with terminal hook.

"Three species (the Magnificent, Great and Lesser Frigatebirds) are widespread in tropical oceans. In an unusual biogeographic contrast the Christmas Island and the Ascension Island Frigatebirds each occur on only one island, with the additional oddity that the Christmas Island Frigatebird shares the island with Great and Lesser Frigatebirds.

"Christmas Island is home to many species that are found nowhere else, a consequence of isolation for millions of years, and of the late date of its human settlement (the 1880s). [...]

"The survival of the Christmas Island Frigatebird depends upon reversing habitat degradation in its restricted breeding site. But it is also susceptible in its dispersal across what are now political boundaries. Like many other wide-ranging species, its conservation requires international cooperation.

"A Recovery Plan was developed in 2004, but has been little implemented ..."

John Woinarski Professor (conservation biology) at Charles Darwin University: The Conversation 21 March 2013, 1.30pm AEST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/australian-endangered-species-christmas-isla...

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