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The Pallottine property at Tardun is undulating land with broad valleys and low gently sloping hills. The highest point is 320.25 metres above sea level. The area is underlain by fine-grained hornblende granite, exposed in two areas on the property.
The hottest month in the year is February with an average maximum temperature of 39-40º C. The coldest months of the year are July and August with an average minimum temperature of 7-8º C. The rainfall is about 300mm a year and occurs mainly from May to August.
This terrain, sometimes called "Transitional Woodlands", is very rich in its flora and fauna. I have counted 400 different plants, 300 of which are the original vegetation, representing 73 Families. Of the 204 animal species that I have found, 195 are native to Australia. Among them are 130 bird species. I will show you just a few plants and animals.
Average monthly rainfall in millimetres from 1990/2000 in Tardun.
(Copyright 2000 Br Willem van Veen SAC)