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5 Facts About Simpson Desert

Here are 5 facts about the Simpson Desert

  • The Simpson Desert covers a large area of Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland in central Australia
  • It is the fourth largest desert in Australia with an area of 68,100 sq miles
  • It is named after Alfred Allen Simpson, an Australian philanthropist and geographer
  • In 1936 Ted Colson became the first white person to cross the whole desert
  • The desert comprises of dry, red sandy plains and dunes
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