Dergholm State Park
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|Dergholm State Park
|Nearest town or city||Casterton|
|Area||104 km2 (40.2 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Parks Victoria|
|Website||Dergholm State Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Victoria|
The park has an area of 104 square kilometres and has a relatively dry range of habitat, common throughout the hill country of western Victoria, Australia of woodlands, open forests, heaths and dry swamps, and is traversed by the Glenelg River. Biota include varied birds, reptiles, mammals, banksias, wattles, eucalyptus trees and other life forms. It was proclaimed a park in 1982.
The sugar glider is a nocturnal possum that can glide from tree to tree using a membrame between its front and rear limbs. Other animals include echidnas, koalas, eastern grey kangaroos and various reptiles such as marbled gecko, eastern blue-tongued lizard and tiger snake. Birds include the red-tailed black cockatoo, swift parrot and powerful owl.
Aboriginal Kana gundidj clan inhabited the area until European arrival in 1830. The native population was quickly displaced by European farmers, but the area of the park saw little farming activity.
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