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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Victoria_Desert

The Great Victoria Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, is a sparsely populated desert area in Western Australia and South Australia. Contents. [hide]. 1 Location and description; 2 Habitation; 3 History; 4 Environment. 4.1 Flora; 4.2 Fauna. 5 See also; 6 References; 7 External links. Location and description[edit].

simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Victoria_Desert

It was named by the explorer Ernest Giles in 1875, after Queen Victoria. ... Between 1953 and 1957, the British government exploded nine atomic bombs in the Great Victoria Desert at Maralinga and Emu. ... The area of the Great Victoria Desert is shared roughly equally by the states of South and Western Australia. It is north ...

www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/great-victoria-desert.html

The Great Victoria Desert in Australia was first crossed by the European explorer Ernest Giles in 1875 and named after Queen Victoria. David Lindsey's expedition crossed the area from north to south in 1891. Lime Juice Camp is named to remind us of one of their mishaps: it was there that the party decided to have a ...

www.britannica.com/place/Great-Victoria-Desert

A vast expanse of sand hills, partly fixed by Triodia (Spinifex) grass and salt marshes, it was penetrated (from east to west) in 1875 by a party led by the explorer Ernest Giles, who named it Great Victoria Desert. Crossed by the Laverton–Warburton Mission Track (which links the mission station in the Warburton Range, ...

www.diamantina-tour.com.au/outback_info/deserts/great_victoria/great_victoria_european_exploration.asp

In May 1891the largest exploring party ever assembled, the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, led by David Lindsay, left Warrina in the north of South Australia and headed to the Everard Ranges, striking red granite tors north of the Great Victoria Desert in today's Pitjantjatjara Lands. As the expedition moved along the ...

www.abc.net.au/science/photos/2012/11/21/3636626.htm

Nov 21, 2012 ... Named after Queen Victoria by explorer Ernest Giles in 1875, the Great Victoria Desert (GVD) covers around 420,000 square kilometres. Surrounded by arid areas, it stretches 700 kilometres east to west straddling the border between South Australia and Western Australia. The desert provides an important ...

www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/a8015c25-4aa2-4833-ad9c-e98d09e2ab52/files/bioregion-great-victoria-desert.pdf

Area: 418 750 km2. The Great Victoria Desert bioregion is characterised by dunefields with playa lakes and lunettes. Vegetation is predominantly marble gum, mulga and yarldarlba over spinifex grassland. Most of the bioregion is unallocated crown land, conservation reserves and. Aboriginal land. As such, it has very low ...

www.worldwildlife.org/ecoregions/aa1305

A vast, sparsely populated region covered by dunefields and gibber plains, the Great Victoria Desert receives little rain and experiences extreme temperatures. A highly desert-adapted fauna lives here and the area is known for its lizard diversity. Climate and isolation render pastoralism and agriculture unviable, so the ...

www.communitywebs.org/fgvd/about-the-gvd.php

The Great Victoria Desert (GVD) is not even near Victoria. It was, however, named after the same queen by the explorer Ernest Giles in 1875. The GVD is the largest dune desert in Australia, covering 350,000 square kilometres (35 million hectares). It straddles the South Australia / Western Australia border, stretching more ...