Geology and soils

Links and publications

Following are a number of web links and good general publications relating to the soils and geology of the Mitchell Grasslands region. Click on "All regions, Geology & Soils" on the top menu bar for a savanna-wide overview.


Christian, C.S., L.C. Noakes, R.A. Perry, R.O. Slatyer, G.A. Stewart and D.M. Traves (1954) 'Survey of the Barkly Region, Northern Territory and Queensland, 1947-48.' Land Research Series No. 3. Melbourne, CSIRO.

CSIRO (1983) Soils: An Australian viewpoint, Melbourne: CSIRO.

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Orr, D.M. and W.E. Holmes (1984) 'Mitchell Grasslands.' In G.N. Harrington, A.D. Wilson and M.D. Young (eds) Management of Australia's Rangelands. Australia, CSIRO: 241-254.

Stace H.T.C., Hubble G.D., Brewer R., Northcote K.H. Sleeman J.R., Mulcahy M.J. & Hallsworth E.G. (1968) 'A handbook of Australian soils', Rellim, Glenside, South Australia.

Wilson, B (1999) 'Chapter 4: Mitchell Grass Downs' in Sattler, P.S. and Williams, R.D. (eds) The Conservation Status of Queensland's Bioregional Ecosystems, Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane