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Dulcie Range National Park

Dulcie Range National Park
Northern Territory
IUCN category II (national park)
Dulcie Range National Park N.T.
Nearest town or city Alice Springs
Established 1 March 1991 (1991-03-01)[1]
Area 191.12 km2 (73.8 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

Dulcie Range is a national park in the Northern Territory (Australia), 220 km north-east of Alice Springs and 1235 km southeast of Darwin.[2][3] The park lies along the south-western edge of Dulcie Range. It was first gazetted in 1991, and again in July 2012.[4] A draft Plan of Management was published by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory in May 2001.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Description 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

History

The first recorded European visitor to the area was Charles Winnecke in 1878. In 1916 the chief surveyor of the Northern Territory, T. E. Day surveyed the range and named it Dulcie after one of his daughters. Around 1920 an early pastoral lease was taken out at Old Huckitta station, the remains of which are within the southern boundary of the park. There was an established population of traditional aboriginal Akarre Arrernte people, evidenced by numerous rock art sites in the Dulcie Range. A plentiful supply of food resources and water supported the clans.[5]

Description

The Range is a sandstone plateau standing from 50 to 150 metres above the surrounding plain in the

  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ NT Place names register Dulcie Range
  3. ^ Hema, Maps (2005). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks NE Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps.  
  4. ^ NT Government gazette:no.S37
  5. ^ a b Dulcie Range Plan of Management (updated 4 Jan 2013)

References

See also

is on Dneiper station 35 km west. Boxhole meteorite crater was found about 30 km north-east of the park on what is now Arapunya Station, and the Huckitta (meteorite) The [5]

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