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Low cost plant survey

(1987) Low cost plant survey. Elders Weekly, 3 September 1987. p. 10 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

A boab tree inscribed with 'H.M.C. Mermaid 1820' is the connection between seventeen people who paid for the pleasure of examining the flora and fauna of remote parts of the Kimberley coast and the Western Australian Herbarium's Kimberley Regional Flora programme. Kevin Kenneally, botanist with the Herbarium believes the survey just completed is possibly the first scientist survey of the area since botanist Alan Cunningham and hydrographer Captain Philip Parker King carried out the first survey of the area in the 1830's. During the two week expedition on the Broome charter vessel, Wave Spirit, the group examined vegetation, bird and marine life on the Lacapede Islands, High Cliffy Islands, Roe River, the Montgomery Reef, the Hunter River and Careening Bay. Specimens collected from the Hunter River area will be used as part of the national rainforest conservation project while the remaining specimens will be used in the development of descriptions and keys to identification in the Kimberley Regional Flora Programme.

This article contains an image of Kevin Coate, Daphne Edinger, David Algaba, Kevin Kenneally on the Broome wharf.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1987 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60237
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