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A Study of the Land in the catchments of the upper Ovens and King Rivers

"A Study of the land in the catchments of the upper Ovens and King Rivers - TC-16" survey by R. K. Rowe of the former Soil Conservation Authority, reported in 1984 is one of a series begun in 1952, designed to provide a broad-scale coverage of the State of Victoria. The purpose was to map, describe and evaluate the biophysical nature of the land, as basic information for planning conservation under a variety of uses and determining the most suitable use in the public interest.

The information provided a basis for planning at the State or regional level, and provided a systematic background for local investigations such as assessment of the land's capability for specific uses.

The surveys evolved from principles put forward by Downes (1949), Christian and Stewart (1953), Costin (1954), Gibbons and Downes (1964), Gibbons and Haans (1976) and others.

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Front Page and Table of Contents (PDF 17KB)
Foreword (PDF 194KB)
Summary (PDF 1.0MB)
List of Publications in Technical Communication Series (PDF 12KB)
Acknowledgements (PDF 12KB)
Introduction (PDF 131KB)
Climate (PDF 244KB)
Geology and Geomorphology (PDF 294KB)
Soils (PDF 110KB)
Native Vegetation (PDF 486KB)
Land Use (PDF 225KB)
Land Systems (PDF 231KB)
Soil Conservation (PDF 206KB)
References (PDF 21KB)
Appendix I - Analytical data for soils (PDF 1.5MB)
Appendix II - Methods of soil analysis (PDF 16KB)
Appendix III - Soil profile descriptions (PDF 226KB)
Appendix IV - Classification of vegetative communities (PDF 21KB)
Appendix V - Floristic unit (PDF 18KB)
Appendix VI - Methods and explanation of land system data (PDF 19KB)

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