Beautiful The Kimberley    

 

 

                  

 

 

The border of the Northern Territory/ Western Australia320,000sq km making it larger than the states of Victoria and Tasmania combined (total 296,000sq km

 

   


Climate

 

The Kimberley has a monsoonal type climate, although it is much more arid than places in far north Queensland.
Rainfall varies, but generally decreases as one heads inland away from the coast.
   


Cyclones

 

 

A tropical cyclone is a circular rotating storm of tropical origin in which the average wind speed exceeds 63 km/h.
Category of Cyclones range from '1' to '5' 
- '1' cyclone has lowest risk with wind speeds up to 90 kph
- '5' cyclone is strong, very dangerous and has wind speeds over 200 kph.
   


The Flora and Fauna

 

The plants of the Kimberly are probably the least known in Australia and in recent years there have been numerous expeditions to the region to rectify this situation. As far as is presently known, the flora of the Kimberley contains over 2000 species, 1200 of them not occurring any further south in Western Australia. The Eucalypts and Acacias that are the predominant trees in the region, more than 50 species of Eucalypts.

   

 

 

     

The aboriginal Heritage and the Art of the Kimberley

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Visiting the sites and preservation - However, there are many hundreds, if not thousands of sites scattered through the region which are known to a select few.

Protection of sites.
All Aboriginal sites and objects in the Kimberley are protected under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972-1980 which is administered by the W.A.Museum.

. Visiting Aboriginal communities & Permits-
Contact:
The Aboriginal Affairs Department, St George's Tce, Perth. PO Box.7770 cloister's Square, Perth, WA 6850, ph:(08) 9235 8000, fax:(08) 9235 8088.




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