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Cape Arid National Park and Proposed Extension, Fisheries Rd, Esperance, WA, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Natural
Legal Status Registered (21/03/1978)
Place ID 9814
Place File No 5/04/163/0004
Statement of Significance
Diverse and unusual flora. Thought to be locality of rare and primitive ant (NOTHOMYRMECIA). Historical importance, due to graves of pioneer family at Pine Hill.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)

Indigenous values are known to exist in this area. As yet these have not been identified, documented or assessed for National Estate significance by the Australian Heeritage Commission.
Official Values Not Available
Description
Granitic headlands on coast, such as Cape Arid. Low granite hills inland and a ridge of Pre-Cambrian quartzite (Mount Ragged). Sandplains surround hills. Rich and unusual flora, sand heaths in south and tall or low woodland north of Mount Ragged. Endemic flora such as SCAEVOLA BROOKEANA. Rare aquatic plants in waterhole at Pine Hill.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity Not Available
Location
About 284,000ha, Fisheries Road, 100km east of Esperance, comprising Cape Arid National Park and northerly extension to include Pine Hill as recommended by CTRC and EPA.
Bibliography
CTRC REPORT 1974, EPA REPORT 1976

Report Produced  Wed Jul 23 15:46:15 2014