Great Sandy Desert


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Great Sandy Desert

A vast arid area of northwest Australia north of the Gibson Desert.

Great Sandy Desert

n
1. (Placename) a desert in NW Australia. Area: about 415 000 sq km (160 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an English name for the Rub' al Khali

Great′ Sand′y Des′ert


n.
1. a desert in NW Australia; ab. 160,000 sq. mi. (414,400 sq. km).
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Noun1.Great Sandy Desert - a desert in southern Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Great Arabian Desert, Arabian Desert - a desert on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia
2.Great Sandy Desert - a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert - general name given to all desert areas in Australia
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Nicole Ma spent over ten years with Tom 'Putuparri' Lawford and the Wangkajunga, documenting their travels between the township of Fitzroy Crossing and Kurtal, an Aboriginal sacred site in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert.
The deal with Antipa could spell the beginning of Rio's search for more world-class gold/copper ore bodies in Newcrest's backyard, given Citadel's proximity to mineral rich Telfer mines in Paterson province in the Great Sandy Desert.
The Kintyre project is located 60 km south of Telfer and 260 km northeast of Newman at the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region.
It passes through the Great Sandy Desert, the Gibson Desert and the Outback.
Known on cartographic charts as Lake Gregory, it is the only co-ordinated drainage system that flows from the east Kimberley into the expansive linear dune fields of the Great Sandy Desert.
I've watched hundreds of impala bounding away from lions on the savannah of Botswanan Africa, and flocks of white corellas roosting at dusk in copses of gum trees at the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia, and I have had no doubt in those moments that, with patience and tutoring, I would learn to distinguish one animal from another.
In 1999 Alaskan fire fighter Robert Bogucki ventured into the outback of the Great Sandy Desert to "make peace with God," and after getting lost survived by drinking river water and eating plants and flowers.
Under a star speckled sky the animals of the Great Sandy Desert appear to be trying to hide from the dingo who is walking towards them licking his lips how will it turn out when the dingo confronts the animals?
The Lake Mackay Regional Project Area lies on the eastern side of the Great Sandy Desert, has little outcrop and comprises sandy cover including sand dunes.
True Stories: Contact in the Outback (Tuesday, More 4, 10pm) is more sober viewing but it's the true story of how, in 1964, scientists sent into Australia's Great Sandy Desert found a community of Aboriginals living traditionally with no contact with the outside world.