Cape Jervis, South Australia
Sealink Terminal, Cape Jervis
|Population||295 (2006 census)|
|Location||108.4 km (67 mi) from Adelaide|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Yankalilla|
|Lighthouse at Cape Jervis|
|Location||Cape Jervis, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia|
|Year first lit||1972 (station established 1871).|
|Construction||concrete tower, painted white|
|Tower shape||inverted-pyramidal (wider at the top than the bottom)|
|Height||18 metres (59 ft)|
|Focal height||23 metres (75 ft)|
|Characteristic||four white flashes, separated by 2 s, every 20 s|
Cape Jervis (postcode: 5204) is a town at the southwestern tip of Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, approximately 108 km south of Adelaide. It is also the name of the headland at the south west tip of Fleurieu Peninsula. The population is approximately 300 people and growing rapidly, with a new estate (Cape Jervis Heights) situated behind the main town. Cape Jervis falls under the local governance of the District Council of Yankalilla.
Matthew Flinders named the headland Cape Jervis after John Jervis, the British First Lord of the Admiralty on 23 March 1802. French explorer Nicolas Baudin provided the alternative name Cap de la Secheresse (Cape Drought) in the same year.
Cape Jervis has been the site of an operating lighthouse since 1871. The lighthouse is located on the Cape at a locality known as Lands End, the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 1.5 km south of the town and 400 m north of the Kangaroo Island ferry terminal.
Cape Jervis marks the beginning of the famous Heysen Trail walking track which extends all the way to the Flinders Ranges. It is also close to Deep Creek Conservation Park and Talisker Conservation Park.
There are two nearby beaches - sandy Morgan's Beach (with the remains of the trawler Ellen), and pebbly Fisheries Beach (with remains of an old whaling station).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cape Jervis (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- Cape Jervis Postcode Australia Post
- "Cape Jervis (2)". Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- Flinders, Matthew (1966) . A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner; with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island. (Facsimile ed.). Adelaide; Facsimile reprint of: London : G. and W. Nicol, 1814 ed. In two volumes, with an Atlas (3 volumes): Libraries Board of South Australia. p. 251. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
- Property Location Browser V2 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
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