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Kids exploring dinosaur footprints in Broome

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Wells, R (2016) Summary of Community history of the dinosaur trackways on the Dampier Peninsula : Part One 1900-1967.
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Although the Aboriginal community has had a long and continuing connection with dinosaur tracks, research by Broome-based social historian Robyn Wells suggests the first record of non-Aboriginal knowledge of the tracks dates from around 1900. Further research has revealed that several families from Broome have long and continuing connections to the story of the discovery of the tracks.

Scientific publications on dinosaurian tracks in the Broome Sandstone

Colbert, E.H. and Merrilees, D. 1967. Cretaceous dinosaur footprints from Western Australia. Journal of Royal Society of Western Australia. 50. 21–25.

Glauert, L. 1952. Dinosaur footprints near Broome. Western Australian Naturalist. 3 (4). 82–83.

Long, J.A. 1990. Dinosaurs of Australia and other animals of the Mesozoic Era. Reed Books Pty Ltd, Balgowlah, 87 pp.

Romilio, A., Hacker, J., M., Zlot, R., Poropat, G., Bosse, M. and Salisbury, S.W. 2017. A multidisciplinary approach to rapid data collection of the dinosaur tracksites in the Broome Sandstone (Valanginian–Barremian), Western Australia, Australia. Peer J, 5:e3013.
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Salisbury, S.W., Romilio, A., Herne, M.C., Tucker, R.T. and Nair, J.P. 2017. The dinosaurian ichnofauna of the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian–Barremian) Broome Sandstone of the Walmadany area (James Price Point), Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 16 (Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Vol. 36, supplement to 6, November 2016), i–viii + 152 pp.

Salisbury, S. W. and Romilio, A. 2019. Dinosaurian tracks and related geological features of the Reddell Point—Entrance Point area, Broome, Western Australia; palaeontological survey as part of the 2018 Broome Safe Boat Harbour site assessment process. Shire of Broome, Broome, Western Australia. viii + 42p.
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Funded through the Shire of Broome and the Western Australian Department of Transport. Released on 22 February 2019 by the Shire of Broome.

Thulborn, T. 2012. Impact of sauropod dinosaurs on lagoonal substrates in the Broome Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), Western Australia. PLoS One. 7 (5). 1–22 PDF

Thulborn, T., Hamley, T. and Foulkes, P. 1994. Preliminary report on sauropod dinosaur tracks in the Broome Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous) of Western Australia. Gaia. 10. 85–94