Little Sandy Desert
|Little Sandy Desert|
The IBRA regions, with Little Sandy Desert in red
|Area||111,500 km2 (43,100 sq mi)|
The bioregion is located to the east of Great Northern Highway south of Newman and approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Wiluna. To the north the nearest large area identifiable is the Karlamilyi National Park.
It is named because it is relatively close and similar to the Great Sandy Desert, but is much smaller. Its landforms, fauna and flora are all similar to the Great Sandy Desert. Both deserts are crossed by the Canning Stock Route.
Indigenous groups that have identified with the region include the Mandilara.
- Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007.
- IBRA Version 6.1 Archived 8 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine data
- Hercock, Marion (2009) Born in the desert : the land and travels of a last Australian nomad with insights from Dadina Brown. Carlisle, W.A. : Hesperian Press ( From the blurb and library summary catalogue summary:of a last Aboriginal nomad with a history and geography of the Little Sandy Desert.... Dadina Georgina Brown was born in that desert, but outside the bounds of her Mandilara aboriginal tribe
- Thackway, R and I D Cresswell (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia : a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserves System Cooperative Program Version 4.0 Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency, Reserve Systems Unit, 1995. ISBN 0-642-21371-2
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