Australia has experienced vast climate fluctuations during the Quaternary, with wet and dry periods
associated with enhanced and reduced fluvial activity, respectively. Terraces of the upper Shoalhaven
have been interpreted to be climatically forced (Nott et al, 2002; Kermode et al, 2012) with the
landforms subsequently influencing valley-scale aggradation and incision. Ancient terraces, MIS 7
and older, in both the headwater areas and in the lower Shoalhaven gorge are possibly a response to
basin-wide changes in discharge and sediment supply conditions. Preliminary dating shows some
correspondence between sites, although the limited available dates at this stage make it impossible to
draw definitive conclusions regarding Quaternary fluvial activity.