R-27 Mataranka Region (F)


Katherine 5,849





Barley Tableland

Barunga (Bamyili) ~1,000

Mataranka 252

Roper Bar ???

Super region:

Arnhem Land F,G,H

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

Hospital: http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Hospitals/Katherine_Hospital/index.aspx
University: NO
Airport: http://www.ktc.nt.gov.au/Council-Services/Airport
Bamyili (Barunga) http://www.collinsmaps.com/maps/Australia/Northern-Territory/Bamyili/P10...

Basin Authority:

Roper Edith Basin Authority (REBA)

  • Katherine R
  • Wilton R
  • Edith R
  • Limmen Bight R
  • Spillen Ck
  • Towns R
  • Phelp R
  • Roper 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 a the super-Region for the Arnhem Land? Should there be a super-Region for the whole of the Gulf of Carpentaria?

- 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

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Warnindilyakwa
  • Nunggubuyu
  • Ngandi
  • Ngalakan
  • Mara
  • Jawoyn
  • Mangarayi
  • Yangman
  • Alawa


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 Monsoon North region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This state, Mataranka State (F), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Monsoon North region". CSIRO's Monsoon North region coincides exactly with BloggerMe's K,J,H,G,F,E,D,C,AF.

Nuclear weapons

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


NB: population 10km around Katherine CBD  LEGEND


Population taken out by nuclear weapon = 7,189

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Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge)

13 gorges in the Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine

Canoeing in Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Southern Rockhole in Nitmiluk National Park

Mataranka hot springs

Katherine River

Roper River

GSR - The Ghan, Darwin to Katherine, Katherine to Alice

Beswick cut off

Rising water levels, Katherine Gorge

Leliyn/Edith Falls, Nitmiluk National Park

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