Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Carpentaria Basin

At the time of the rifting from Antarctica was forming the beginnings of a seaway the Carpentaria Basin was being inundated by the sea, which reached as far inland as the central parts of the Eromanga Basin. This was the start of the formation of a vast epicontinental sea.

Borehole drilling in the Gulf of Carpentaria has revealed that when the sea level dropped during the last ice age and Australia and New Guinea were connected by land, a fresh-brackish shallow lake formed in the basin, Lake Carpentaria, that covered an area of about 29,000 km2.

Sources & Further reading

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

Author: M. H. Monroe
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