Albino Rock

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Albino Rock
Geography
Coordinates 18°46′19″S 146°43′05″E / 18.772°S 146.718°E / -18.772; 146.718
Archipelago Greater Palm group
Country
State Queensland
Local Government Area Shire of Hinchinbrook

Albino Rock,[1] formerly White Rock, is an island east of Great Palm Island, part of the Greater Palm group in Queensland, Australia. The island is in the Hinchinbrook jurisdiction, and is part of Orpheus Island National Park.[2]

The surrounding waters are in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the Coral Sea, which is administrated by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).[3] The island once held the Albino Rock lighthouse. The older name "White Rock" is at least as old as 1939.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Geoscience Australia. "Map of Albino Rock, Queensland, rock - Australian place names, coordinates". Geodata.us. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Indigenous Land Use Agreement: QI2003/052 Coolagree Sponge Farm ILUA". National Native Title Tribunal. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Detailed maps, MPZ8 - Townsville". Australian Government, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  4. ^ "The Townsville Daily Bulletin Tuesday, July, 4, 1939.". Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 4 July 1939. p. 6. Retrieved 2011-12-27. "...the party spent Saturday night off White Rock, Great Palm..." 

Coordinates: 18°46′19″S 146°43′05″E / 18.772°S 146.718°E / -18.772; 146.718