This survey was one of the earliest in Victoria and is provided here as an historical record. Work done in this survey has been used for more recent updates to mapping in this region - see Soils of the Cranbourne and Koo-Wee-Rup region on this website.
This survey "A Survey of soils and land utilisation in the Parishes of Koo-Wee-Rup and Koo-Wee-Rup East" was conducted for the Royal Society of Victoria by A. Goudie in 1941. It involved mapping and study of the soil types, and collection of information concerning farmers' activities. The cross-section of the activities of some 500 farmers provides an historical picture of the relative importance of the different types of farming at the time. The soils were surveyed thoroughly on these selected properties and the soil map of the district completed with the aid of numerous observations of profiles at roadsides and drains.
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