Little Sandy Desert

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Little Sandy Desert crossed by the Canning Stock Route
Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring

The Little Sandy Desert is a desert in Western Australia. South of the Little Sandy Desert is the Great Sandy Desert and to west of it is Gibson Desert. It is to the east of Great Northern Highway, which is south of the town Newman and about 200 kilometres north of Wiluna.

It is named because it is close and looks like the Great Sandy Desert, but it is much smaller. Both deserts are crossed by the Canning Stock Route.

It is one of Western Australia's "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia" (IBRA) regions.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
  2. IBRA Version 6.1 Archived 2006-09-08 at the Wayback Machine data