Weld Valley

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Weld Valley
Geography
Location South West Tasmania, Australia
Population centers Huonville
Coordinates 42°57′S 146°36′E / 42.95°S 146.6°E / -42.95; 146.6
Rivers Weld River
Weld
River
Name origin: Mount Weld / Weld Valley
Country Australia
State Tasmania
Part of Huon River catchment
Tributaries
 - right Snake River
Source Mount Mueller
 - elevation 868 m (2,848 ft)
 - coordinates 42°47′29″S 146°25′57″E / 42.79139°S 146.43250°E / -42.79139; 146.43250
Mouth Huon River
 - location Arve Plains
 - elevation 56 m (184 ft)
 - coordinates 43°3′21″S 146°46′1″E / 43.05583°S 146.76694°E / -43.05583; 146.76694Coordinates: 43°3′21″S 146°46′1″E / 43.05583°S 146.76694°E / -43.05583; 146.76694
Length 53 km (33 mi)
National park Southwest National Park
Weld Valley is located in Tasmania
Weld Valley
Location of mouth of the Weld River in Tasmania
[1]

The Weld Valley, located in southern Tasmania, is an area of aboriginal cultural heritage and natural history within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.[2] The valley stretches north-west of Huonville and is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Hobart.

River

The Weld River, one of two rivers of the same name located in Tasmania, rises below Mount Mueller in the Tasmanian Wilderness, south west of Maydena and the Styx River and just south of the Gordon River Road, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the southern shores of Lake Gordon. The Weld River flows from its source near Lake Gordon to its confluence with the Huon River on the Arve Plains. The river descends 811 metres (2,661 ft) over its 53-kilometre (33 mi) course.[1]

Caves

The Weld Valley is home to a number of archaeological caves which contain evidence of human use dating back to at least 20,000 years ago.[3] Bone Cave approximately is 29,000 years old.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Map of Weld River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Weld Valley Forests" (PDF). Forestry Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  3. ^ Green, Graham; Gray, Alen; McQuillan, Peter. "Biodiversity impacts and sustainability implications of clearfell logging in the Weld Valley, Tasmania" (PDF). Blue Tier. Timber Workers for Forests. p. 6. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ Monroe, M.H. "Bone Cave". Australia: The Land Where Time Began. Retrieved 12 September 2017.

External links

  • Huon Valley Council
  • Huon Valley Environment Centre
  • Huon Valley.net.au


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