Monday, 19 November 2012

The Eege oF Earth, Bunda Cliffs of Australia

The Eege oF Earth, Bunda Cliffs of Australia
The Bunda Cliffs are part of a larger scarp of the Eucla Basin that spreads across the south eastern corner of Western Australia and the far western part of South Australia,
The Bunda cliffs is an aboriginal name which has been used in South Australia for the name of the Nullarbor coastal cliffs. The usage is not included in national geographic name databases - but the usage is general in South Australia,
The Bunda cliffs extend for around 100 km along the Great Australian Bight near its northern extremity and are close to the Nullarbor Plain in a very sparsely settled area of Australia.
The cliffs, which are some 60 to 120 metres high and sheer, can be viewed from several viewing points along the Eyre Highway east of Eucla and west of Nullarbor roadhouse, although could be better appreciated from the air. A view of the cliffs can be had at 31°57′0″S 130°14′0″E.
Geologically the cliffs are of Tertiary age and are composed of fossiliferous limestone. The same formation can be seen from Eucla to Madura, where it forms a scarp separating the Roe Plain from the Hampton Tableland, but in this section the coastline has moved away from the cliffs. The scarp in this area runs parallel to, and within sight of, the Eyre Highway.
'Baxter Cliffs' is located at while the name Bunda is not found at the Geosciences Australia website at all, however Bunda Plateau is found as an alternative name for the Nullarbor Plain on the South Australian side of the Nullarbor Plain,
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