Talk:Australian Shield

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this article and Western Plateau are duplication of the same information and topic - but untouched for some time. The suggestion is that they are merged and made a little more intelligble. In Western Australia the Western Plateau is considered as a drainage division. This article it is considered a physyiographic division. Ok the same thing basically. The long see also lists suggest a shopping trolley approach to a subject that requires more elaboration in the article itself. sats 05:48, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Western Plateau[edit]

Duplicate material on same topic sats 06:07, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Very different topics[edit]

Western Plateau is an entry about the drainage division. It is one of a set of matching articles about each of the 12 Australian drainage divisions. This is why Western Plateau links to the other drainage division articles like (for example) Murray-Darling Basin or Australian south-east coast drainage division. There are also a number of recently added links in that list to physyiographic division articles. These are inappropriate in that context and should probably be removed.

Australian Shield is an entry about the physyiographic division and quite correctly links to other physyiographic articles about other physyiographic divisions. It is an accident of geography that in this particular instance a physyiographic division and a drainage division happen to be occupy more or less the same space on the map. Generally, drainage and physyiographic divisions do not coincide, and they are very different things. This fact could usefully be noted in the two different articles, but it should not led us up the blind ally of combining chalk and cheese just because we happen to have a lump of each in the same shopping bag today.

Obviously, both articles are neglected stubs and need working up into better shape.

Tannin (talk) 00:19, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

The Western Plateau is also much smaller. This article seems to conflate the two - which is why the lede says that it covers over half of Australia yet the infobox says it only covers 700,000 km2 (only about 10% of the continent). Grutness...wha? 00:01, 28 September 2015 (UTC)