Notes on the origin of Stradbroke Island

Ward, W.T. Notes on the origin of Stradbroke Island. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1978.

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Author Ward, W.T.
Title Notes on the origin of Stradbroke Island
Place of Publication Brisbane
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 1978
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series Papers (University of Queensland. Dept. of Geology) ; v. VIII no. 2. p.97_104
Language eng
Start page 97
End page 104
Total number of pages 8
Collection year 1978
Subjects 260100 Geology
Formatted Abstract/Summary

The fixed dunes which form Stradbroke Island rest on a prior landsurface and are surrounded on most sides by a postglacial strand plain. The island did not grow from an offshore bar or spit, and is not therefore a barrier island, as has been supposed. It was formed by drowning, and appeared when interglacial seas flooded over lands that included high areas of blown sand.

 

Keyword Geology -- Queensland -- North Stradbroke Island
Geology -- Australia -- North Stradbroke Island (Qld.)
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes "Australasian Sedimentologists Group. First Queensland meeting, August, 1977." Includes bibliographical references.

 
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