Kununurra - Western Australia, Australia

Location of Kununurra, Western Australia

Location of Kununurra,
Western Australia
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The town of Kununurra is located in the Kimberley Region of far north Western Australia. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1986) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, sparse vegetation and soil as brown to green, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Kununurra has expanded quite significantly in comparison to its overall size. New residential development has occurred to the north of town, as well as new housing on the southern side of the Victoria Highway. Kununurra Airport has also seen a large amount of construction. Furthermore, notice the increase in agricultural land in the region particularly on the western side of the Ord River.


1986 Kununurra true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 22 August 1986
  • 25m Resolution
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2009 Kununurra true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 21 August 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 321KB]
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1986 Kununurra false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 22 August 1986
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of purple and white. Sparse vegetation soil appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Water is displayed as dark blue to black.

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2009 Kununurra false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 21 August 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 303KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011