kakadu!!!!

A BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARK

Location!!!!


Kakadu is located in the alligator rivers near Darwin it is also the second largest national park in the world The nearest town/city is Jabiru. The name kakadu comes from the aboriginal floodplain language.


Climate

Kakadu is in the tropical kind of park and is also South of the equator . The climate is hot with two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The build up describes the change between the dry and the rain. During the dry season,climate is normally low and rain is unusual. At Jabiru, the average maximum temperature for June-July is 32 °C. During the conditions it can be extremely uncomfortable with high temperatures and high humidity. At Jabiru the average maximum temperature for October is more than 35°C.


Some Fauna and Flora with Logo.

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Historical Imformation

The early history of white contact with the Kakadu area includes the visits of Baldwin Spencer in 1912

The area around Kakadu is the site of some of the earliest tropical settlements in Australia and as such the great archaeological . It is important to remember, when travelling through the area, that 25 000 years ago aboriginals were far more advanced than the European people and the Middle East. They had developed stones for crushing seeds and were making ocher for painting on cave walls.



Establishment!!!!!

Kakadu was established at a time when the Australian community was becoming more interested in the history of national parks for conservation of the land interests of Aboriginal people. A national park in the alligator rivers region was proposed as early as 1965, but took until 1978 for the Australia government to make arrangements to the titles over various of land that is now Kakadu National Park.



moreton bay dugong

Dugong

dugongs live the the waters if kakadu national park as well as they have large population of 850-1000 dugongs that live in the clear waters of eastern Moreton Bay. Dugongs in this area feed in herds of 10-300 each herd, moving up onto the shallow sea-grass beds at high tide and moving off to feed in deeper waters. millions of cubic meters of sea floor is being removed from the great barrier reef and killing lots of homes while other people make way for the massive new coal seam gas facilities.


By Morgan Suljic