Marapikurrinya State (L)


Karratha 16,796,_Western_Australia


Port Hedland 11,557,_Western_Australia

Roebourne 857,_Western_Australia

Christmas Island 1402

Super state:





Basin Authority:

Yule Shaw Basin Authority (YSBA)

  • De Gray R
  • Shaw R
  • Yule R

Coal Gas

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Yaburara trail in Karratha

Water from TC Olwyn; take care drivers

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Thanks for checking this State out.

This State 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 State 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 State. We know we've got the State pretty well correct; after all, it's just geography. But if you live in this State you can tell us a lot of interesting things.

- Do these boundaries define a place that is unique; different to every other State 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 State? Who would be the Premier? Who would be the two Senators who represent this State?

- 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 Statehood based on real concepts that define life in this particular State. What do you think?

















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.


Other regional projections - CSIRO part of Rangelands region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See 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



Gulf Savanna Region

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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

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"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

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