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Scientists Dig Giant Mammal Fossils in Southwest Queensland

Scientists Dig Giant Mammal Fossils in Southwest Queensland Palaeontologists, geologists and fossil enthusiasts are expecting to unearth extraordinary bones next week at one of Australia’s most impressive megafauna dig sites near Eulo, a small town in southwest Queensland.   On 10 June the Outback Gondwana Foundation (OGF), a scientific organisation based near Eromanga, will begin […]

Extant Landscape, Eromanga Basin

10 Queensland Artists have come together to celebrate the diversity and vastness of the Eromanga Basin landscape. Commissions from the exhibition will go towards the Outback Gondwana Foundation Building Fund. The Extant Landscape is expressed through multiple media as the artists work in oil, acrylic, print,paper, perspex, photography, digital, metal and precious gems. The Exhibition will be […]

Major Sponsors continue to support OGF

We are delighted that our major Sponsors, Santos and Beach Energy have again committed to sponsor OGF’s general operations for another year.  The companies have also agreed to contribute funding for the proposed Natural History Museum subject to Federal Government funding approval.  We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of all our sponsors.

Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide

This DVD covering the natural history of Australia can be purchased from the ABC Shop. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie make contributions. Cooper makes an impact. Click the above link for details. Check out the video below for a sneak preview of the Eromanga Giants walking past the pub!

AUSTRALIA: The Time Travellers Guide - compilation from Eye Candy Animation on Vimeo.

Online Shop

An Online Shop has been added to the website to assist in raising funds for OGF's activities.
 

Media Releases

Dinosaur discoveries depend on farmers

“In western and south west Queensland, they are digging for treasures from the past – and coming up with finds that will keep palaeontologists busy for decades”, says Keiren McLeonard (ABC Bush Telegraph 29 August 2012).  Read the full article here.

Stuart Mackenzie reflects on the journey

In the “Village Green” section of the Courier Mail (18 August 2012), Stuart Mackenzie describes the amazing journey the project has taken him on over the past eight years.  Read about it in “Have Your Say”.

Giant marsupials’ graveyard unearthed in Queensland

Scientists working with OGF say they may have unearthed the fossilised skeletons of up to 40 giant marsupials in south-west Queensland.

Dinosaur finds put state in spotlight

A dinosaur rush is on in the state's far southwest. The remains of one of the largest dinosaurs found in the world and the largest in Australia have been uncovered, with Queensland Museum paleontologists tipping more major discoveries to come.

Second time lucky for dinosaurs?

The backers of Eromanga's dinosaur museum believe they have a strong chance of scoring $1.2 million of RADF funding.
 

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TIMELINE

Outback Gondwana

Years (ca)
Event

30–16,000 B.P.

 

60-42,000 B.P

Extinction of Australia’s MegafaunaThe first evidence of human colonisation of Australia

2 Ma

Megafauna dominates

25 Ma

Opal formation

65 Ma

Extinction of the Dinosaurs

95 Ma

Eromanga dinosaur ‘Cooper’

110 Ma

Eromanga Sea inundates the Eromanga Basin

115-95 Ma

Eromanga Basin

subsidence/ uplifting

128 Ma

Tookoonooka

meteorite impact, Eromanga

250-205 Ma

Eromanga Basin forms

(Great Artesian Basin)

298-250 Ma

Cooper Basin forms

354-298 Ma

Lush peat lands form

(future coal & gas reserves)

410-354 Ma

Adavale Basin forms

434-410 Ma

Uplifting emerges land

500-550 Ma

Gondwana forms

4.6 Ga

Earth forms

 

KEY

BP = Before Present

Ma = Million Years Ago

Ga = Billion Years Ago

ca = approximate

References for Time Line

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Outback Gondwana Foundation

Outback Gondwana Foundation (OGF), along with our valuable supporters and volunteers, strives to ensure Outback Gondwana’s heritage is not lost to science but discovered, preserved and accurately documented for perpetuity.

With so much still to be discovered and recorded in this unique area of Australia, the history books on Outback Gondwana are yet to be written.

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Preserving the past
Protecting the future
Discovering natural Australia
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