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Forests and Rivers in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

29S 149.4E

February 18th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Volcanoes

Australia - January 24th, 2011

This image of eastern Australia shows part of Queensland (north) and New South Wales (south). The land in Queensland to the north and along the coast to the east is green and fertile, while that further inland appears drier.

Flowing across and bringing some more life to the drier section, however, are rivers such as the Darling, whose waters are a source for irrigation.

Visible at the center bottom edge is a dark brown area composed of the State Forests of the Pilliga, which constitute the largest continuous remnant of semi-arid woodland in temperate New South Wales, Australia.

Just northeast of the forest (see full image for best detail) is the Mount Kaputar National Park, surrounding the proximities of Mount Kaputar, a volcano active between 17 and 21 million years ago that rises to an altitude of 1510 m.

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