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Geological Traces of Giant Tsunamis on the New South Wales south coast of Australia
Geological excursion to the New South Wales South Coast of Australia on July 11-12, 1997

Participants of the trip:

  • E.A.Bryant, School of Geoscience, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
  • R.W.Young, 4 Roxborough Ave., Thirroul, N.S.W.., Australia
  • V.K.Gusiakov, Computing Center, Novosibirsk, Russia

Large vortex structure near Bass Point Small vortex near Bass Point
6 Boulders near small vortex Small vortex wirlpool
Example of some of s-forms (muschelbruch) A canyon structure at Atchenson Rock
Panoramic view of another vortex structure Coastal cliffs at Mermaid Inlet
Large bouldrs at the Little Beecroft Head Imbricated boulders stacked on the top of ramp
Large boulder at 32 m above sea level Lsarge vortex at Flagstaff Point
Anotherr view of vortex at Flagstaff Point Cavitation forms imprinted on the solid bedrock
Smaller vortex wirlpool at Flagstaff Point One of depositional signatures of tsunami
Scenic overview at Stanwell Park

Tsunami link to legend by Graeme O'Neill


  • Bryant E., Young R., Price D. (1996). Tsunami as a major control on coastal evolution, southeastern Australia, J. of Coastal Res., 12, 4, 831-840.
  • Bryant E., Young R. (1996). Bedrock-sculpturing by tsunami, South coast New South Wales, J. of Geology, 104, 565-582.
  • Bryant E., Jones B., Yassini I., Young R. (1996). IGCP Project 367. Late Quarternary Coastal Records of Rapid Change: Appl.to present and Future Conditions, Sydney, Australia, 4-14 Nov. 1996, South Coast Pre-Conference Trip. Guidebook, 228p.
  • Young R., Bryant E. (1992). Catastrophic wave erosion on the southeastern coast of Australia: Impact of the Lanai tsunamis ca.105 ka?, Geology, 20, 199-202.
  • Young R., Bryant E. (1993). Coastal rock platforms and ramps of Pleistocene and Tertiary age in Southern New South Wales, Australia, Zeitschrift fur Geomorph N.F., 37, 257-272.