Nuyts Land District

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Nuyts
Western Australia
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Lands administrative divisions around Nuyts:
Buningonia Giles Giles
Balladonia Nuyts Nurina
Mardarbilla Great Australian Bight Great Australian Bight

Nuyts Land District is a land district (cadastral division) of Western Australia, located within the Eastern and Eucla land divisions on the Nullarbor Plain. It spans roughly 31°00'S - 32°50'S in latitude and 124°00'E - 125°30'E in longitude.

Location and features

The district is located on the Nullarbor Plain in the south-east of the state and falls generally between the Great Australian Bight to the south and the Trans-Australian Railway to the north. The Caiguna roadhouse on the Eyre Highway and the railway town of Rawlinna are located within its boundaries.[1] Nuyts is the location of the Nuytsland Nature Reserve, a protected area on the southern coast of the district.

History

The district was created on 4 March 1903, but only extended north to 31°30'S latitude.[2] When the Trans-Australian Railway was being built in 1914, the district was extended northwards and was defined in the Government Gazette:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Index Map of Western Australia", Department of Lands and Surveys, 1949.
  2. ^ "New Land Districts (per 7835/97)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 4 March 1903. p. 1903:613. 
  3. ^ "The Land Act, 1898. Amendment of Boundaries of Nurina, Mundrabilla and Nuyts Districts. (per 7835/97)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 10 July 1914. p. 1914:2559. 

Coordinates: 31°35′S 124°40′E / 31.583°S 124.667°E / -31.583; 124.667


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