Talk:Goyder's Line

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Thanks for the maps! ScottDavis 09:13, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC) It's just amazing. I love it!-- (talk) 03:39, 24 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Use of Goyder name[edit]

The Goyder river and Goyder crater are in the NT, and the Goyder lagoon is in SA; should they be included? Prisoner of Zenda (talk) 11:39, 23 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. They belong to Goyder (disambiguation) or George Goyder, not here. --Scott Davis Talk 13:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Goyder's Line or Goyder's line?[edit]

We're not consistent in the article. Which is best suited to the topic at hand and in line with the MOS guidelines on capitalisation? Donama (talk) 06:29, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good pickup. The history section and the title of one external link use a lowercase l, the rest of the article uses uppercase L, as I would. I'd make it always "Goyder's Line" as the name of something, but "The line traces a distinct change in vegetation." is just a line. --Scott Davis Talk 12:15, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Goyder's Line: Janis Sheldrick[edit]

I am amazed that this article makes no reference to the recent book by Janis Sheldrick: Nature's Line: George Goyder, surveyor, environmentalist, visionary Sheldrick did her PHD in this topic, and her book is an extremely thorough coverage of the topic; covering Goyder's life, his character, how he came to understand SA (and Australian) climate, and other related issues. Goyder's preferred name for the line would have been the "Line of reliable rainfall"

But I notice that this article does use the Reader's Disgest as a source - well we all know how reliable they are, don't we!!~

Chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:31, 17 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. The article does not say it used Readers' Digest as a source, it merely suggests it as further reading. If you have the full citation with ISBN for the book you mention, it should definitely be listed there as well.
  2. If you have access to the book, and it contains information that would enhance this article (or George Goyder or any other relevant articles), please add it, citing the book (with page numbers). I for one have not seen the book, so am unable to add information from it.
Thank you. --Scott Davis Talk 10:27, 18 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]