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Bruny Island, Tasmania

 

The Neck
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Adventure Bay
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On the eastern side of this strip of land is the great Southern Ocean, a part of which is Adventure Bay. On the western side is Simpson Bay which opens into D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

This channel was named after the French Explorer, Bruni D'Entrecasteaux. Bruny Island was also named after him.

At the highest point on the isthmus is Truganini's Lookout, a memorial to the last aboriginal in Tasmania.

Taken from Davey's Point looking towards Penguin Island. Many famous explorers have visited this bay. The first was Tasman in 1642; he did not land. Next to arrive was Furneaux in 1773.

Cook made a visit in 1777. Bligh of the Bounty made four visits to the Bay.

See also Cook's Log, page 1292, vol. 19, no. 3 (1996)

Chris North


Originally published in Cook's Log, page 17, volume 31, number 4 (2008).

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Have long been an admirer of the great Captain Cook and was thrilled to visit the small but amazing museum on Bruny Island dedicated to displaying links to the early navigators .

Definitely my highlight of a short visit to Tasmania!

Henley-on-Thames, England
By Christopher Nash on 3/5/2017 12:49:59 PM Like:0 DisLike:0

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