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  • Published: Department Of Parks & Wildlife
  • Date: 2012
  • ISBN: 9781921703256
  • Formats: Print

Guide to the Great Western Woodlands

The Great Western Woodlands is a delightful area to visit, with numerous granite outcrops, secluded bush camping areas and historic attractions scattered across this large chunk of Western Australia’s heartland. It is also a culturally significant place for Aboriginal people who continue to have a strong connection to their country.

This guide reveals the history, culture and natural values of the unique region that covers nearly 16 million hectares, stretching from the edge of the Wheatbelt around Southern Cross to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, south towards Esperance and east to the edge of the Nullarbor. The Great Western Woodlands is the largest remaining intact Mediterranean climate woodland on Earth. More than a fifth of Australia’s native plant species (more than 3,000 species) are found here, including 20 per cent of Australia’s eucalypt species (more than 160 species).

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