Pipeline survey of Aboriginal relics in Northwestern New South Wales and Southwestern Queensland.
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Preparatory to the laying of the natural gas pipeline from Moomba to Sydney, a survey of Aboriginal sites along the route was called for. Sites were recorded, worked stone collected, potential for further research noted and the pipeline authority alerted of the danger to significant sites . The survey was able to observe the effect (greater than anticipated) of flooding and wind erosion on sites over one year. Detailed field reports of the two surveys are lodged with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, but it was thought useful to publish a preliminary report indicating site density and typology, the distribution of the principal tool types and the potential for more detailed investigation.