S-2 MIA Sub-region (S2)


Wagga Wagga 46,735


Adelong 884

Balranald 1,159



Booligal 221


Canberra particularly Tuggeranong 87,119

Canowindra 1,499

Carcoar 218

Condobolin 2,847

Cowra 12,147

Darlington Point 1,026

Euabalong West 70


Forbes 6,954

Gooloogong 852

Griffith 17,616

Gundagai 1,926


Hay 2,636

Hillston 1,054


Jugiong 232

Lake Cargelligo 1,146

Leeton 6,733

Narrandera 3,871


Oxley 159

Parkes 9,826


Paytens Bridge

Reids Flat 50

Tharwa 109


Tumut 6,086

Wantabadgery 225


Yass 5,591

Yanco 572

Young 7,141


Menindee S1,S2,S3,S4,S5

Hospital: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagga_Wagga_Base_Hospital


Charles Sturt University


Airport: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagga_Wagga_Airport


Darling River catchment (north)

Great Dividing Range (east)

Blue Mountains (east)

Snowy Mountains (east)

Murray River catchment (south)


Lachlan R

Murrumbidgee R

and their tributaries, including:

  • Abercrombie River
  • Belubula River
  • Big Badja Swamp
  • Black Swamp
  • Boorowa River
  • Coopers Swamp
  • Cotter River
  • Crookwell Rivers
  • Fivebough Swamp
  • Great Cumbung Swamp
  • Gudgenby River
  • Lachlan River
  • Lake George
  • Lowbidgee Floodplain
  • Micalong Swamp
  • Mid-Murrumbidgee Wetlands
  • Molonglo River
  • Naas River
  • Queanbeyan River
  • Tuckerbil Swamp
  • Tomneys Plain
  • Tumut River
  • Yaouk Swamp
  • Yass River

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Thanks for checking this Sub-region out.

This Sub-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 Sub-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 Sub-region. We know we've got the Sub-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?

- Would life be enhanced if it was on a fast Ring-Rail that links the Capital Cities in the Sub-region to capital cities around Australia.

Aboriginal Australia:

  • Wiradjuri
  • Yitha Yitha
  • Madi Madi
  • Dadi Dadi
  • Nari Nari


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 Murray Basin region

The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See https://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/climate-projections/futur... This sub-state, MIA Sub-State (S2), is one of the clear projections in a CSIRO cluster called "Murray Basin region". CSIRO's Murray Basin region coincides with BloggerMe's S2,S3,S4,S5.

Nuclear weapons

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


NB: population 10km around Wagga Wagga CBD  LEGEND


Population taken out by nuclear weapon = 47,388

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Jamie Pittock: The Conversation 30 April 2012, 2.27pm AEST

Read more: https://theconversation.com/aqua-nullius-the-upper-murrumbidgee-river-5828

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