Cape Northumberland (South Australia)

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Cape Northumberland
South Australia
Cape Northumberland is located in South Australia
Cape Northumberland
Cape Northumberland
Coordinates 38°04′S 140°40′E / 38.067°S 140.667°E / -38.067; 140.667Coordinates: 38°04′S 140°40′E / 38.067°S 140.667°E / -38.067; 140.667
Elevation 30 m (98 ft)[1]
Location 28 km (17 mi) south south-west of Mount Gambier

Cape Northumberland is a headland located at the west end of MacDonnell Bay on the south east coast of South Australia about 28 kilometres (17 mi) south south west of the city of Mount Gambier. The cape is described by one source as being ‘about 30 metres (98 ft) high, is rugged and cliffy, with a hill rising to an elevation of 41 metres (135 ft) behind it.’ It is near the site of the lighthouse of the same name. It was named by the Royal Navy officer, James Grant, on 3 December 1800 after the Duke of Northumberland.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2014). Pub127, Sailing directions (enroute) East Coast of Australia and New Zealand (13th ed.). National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). p. 3. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Northumberland, Cape". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ South Australia. Department of Marine and Harbors (1985), The Waters of South Australia a series of charts, sailing notes and coastal photographs, Dept. of Marine and Harbors, South Australia, pp. Chart 2, ISBN 978-0-7243-7603-2 
  4. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, p. 179, ISBN 978-1-86254-680-6