Hope Island (Tasmania)

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The Hope Island, part of the Partridge Island Group, is a small island that lies close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island is located in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and the Tasmanian mainland. [1] [2] Its neighbouring islets are named Faith and Charity, and also the Arch Rock.

Partridge Island (Tasmania) island in Australia

The Partridge Island, part of the Partridge Island Group, is an 103-hectare (250-acre) island that lies close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island is situated in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, between Bruny Island and the mainland of Tasmania and is part of the South Bruny National Park.

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Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 533,308 as of March 2019. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

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Flora and fauna

The island was previously farmed, and is mostly cleared of its original vegetation, though small patches of eucalypts remain. Rabbits are present. [1]

Eucalypt is a descriptive name for woody plants with capsule fruiting bodies belonging to seven closely related genera found across Australasia: Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Stockwellia, Allosyncarpia, Eucalyptopsis and Arillastrum.

History

"HOPE ISLAND.-This is the island to which D'Entrecasteaux gave the name of Lahaye, in honour of a famous French gardener. It was discovered on May 20, 1792, by M. de la Janice, an officer of the ship Esperance." [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN   0-7246-4816-X p.607.
  2. Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006, retrieved 20 July 2006
  3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10114401

Coordinates: 43°20′S147°02′E / 43.333°S 147.033°E / -43.333; 147.033

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