Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Capricorn Basin

This is a deep-sea incursion towards the east coast of Australia at the Tropic of Capricorn. It acts as a sand trap, preventing sand carried north by the northward-flowing along-shore current to reach the Barrier Reef. If the sand got further north it would smother the Barrier Reef.

Sources & Further reading

Mary E White, Running Down, Water in a Changing Land, Kangaroo Press, 2000

 

 
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