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Gibson Desert

Listed under Deserts in Western Australia, Australia.

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Sandwiched between the Great Sandy and Great Victoria deserts, the Gibson Desert's grassy, red sandhills and salt lakes are a nature reserve and support red kangaroos, bilbys and emus as well as hoards of water birds at Lake Disappointment, so named because it contains only salt water and was useless for explorers to drink from.

Some of the last indigenous tribes also have their homes in the Gibson Desert and still practice their cultural traditions using knowledge of the local environment developed over 50,000 years.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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