Grassland Reference Index


Grass icon Reference Links 


Corbett, K     Gondwana Timeline

Tertiary Period – from 65 to 1.6 million years ago, divided into five epochs;

Palaeocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene.

First occurrence of Casuarinas, Banksia, Myrtaceae, Restioneaceae, Winteraceae and Epacridaceae during Palaeocene

Grass pollen appears in early Eocene

Rich sub-tropical rainforest covers much of Australia during Eocene (now confined to N.E. Queensland, New Guinea and New Caledonia).

DPIPWE     Tasmania’s Native Grasslands 

Landcare Australia     Understanding Our Native Grasslands

The merit of NSW’s sometimes undervalued native grasslands is getting deserved recognition with the publication of a booklet, Understanding Our Native Grasslands by the Natural Resources Advisory Council (NRAC).

The booklet is available from the NRAC Secretariat (02 9895 7334). Or click here to download

Monroe, MH     Australia: The land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent

Natural Resources – Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges    Native grasses – A regional guide

A new ID guide for landholders makes it easier to tell the difference between the large variety of native grasses in the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges region.

You can download a free copy here.


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