Murray-Darling Basin Foreshore Sub-region (S5)


Murray Bridge 14,048,_South_Australia


Barossa Valley 20,000

Hindmarsh Island

Kangaroo Island 4,259

Middleton 818,_South_Australia

Peterborough 1,689,_South_Australia

Renmark 4,339,_South_Australia


Menindee S1,S2,S3,S4,S5






Flinders Ranges (north west)

Darling River catchment (north)

Murray R catchment (east)

Mount Gambier (south),_South_Australia


  • Murray R Lower
  • Murrumbidgee R Lower
  • Darling R Lower
  • Hindmarsh Island (Murray)

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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:

  • Ngadjuri
  • Kaurna
  • Meru
  • Ngargad
  • Ngarrindjeri
  • Bindjali
  • Buandig
  • Peramangk


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.


The CSIRO has regions for projecting the impact of Climate Change. See This sub-state, Murray-Darling Basin Foreshore Sub-State (S5), 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.

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Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Vivonne Bay beach & Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Tunkalilla Beach, Tunkalilla

Adelaide Plains

Peterborough, Stone home

Wine growing, Longview Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

Murray Princess, paddlewheeler on the Murray

Clare Valley, historical dwellings & vineyards

Murray River, downstream

Bushland around Deep Creek Conservation Park, Fleurieu peninsula

Sunset, Glenelg north beach, Adelaide south

Murray River Princess paddle steamer, Mannum

The Murray Princess, Mannum

Murray River, Murray Darling Basin Foreshore

Vineyards, Barossa Valley

Barossa reds, Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley, autumn

Adelaide Oval

Morialta Caves, Adelaide Hills

Barossa Valley

Brighton Beach, Adelaide City

"Already, mussels have disappeared from many streams in eastern Australia from loss of catchment vegetation in association with agricultural development. The habitats in many streams have become degraded from channel erosion and sedimentation. Increased nutrient loads in runoff, loss of shading vegetation and invasive water plants like Salvinia molesta and water hyacinth (Eichhornia spp.) have badly affected mussels in some parts of Australia.

"Efforts have been made to bring the plight of the freshwater mussel to the attention of conservation bodies. Species such as the Glenelg River Mussel (Hyridella glenelgensis) have been recently listed as “Critically Endangered” under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)."

Michael Klunzinger Dr - Honorary Research Associate - School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University: The Conversation 4 April 2013, 2.24pm AEST

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