Lindeman Island

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Lindeman Island
Geography
Location Coral Sea
Archipelago Whitsunday Islands
Total islands 74
Highest point Mount Oldfield
Country
Australia
State Queensland
Local government area Mackay Region

Lindeman Island is an island in the Lindeman Group of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The island was named by Captain Bedwell after his sub-lieutenant, George Sidney Lindeman whilst aboard the Royal Navy vessel HMS Virago.[1]

Most of the island is included in the Lindeman Islands National Park which also protects another 13 islands.[2] There is also a resort and an airport on the island.[3]

Lindeman Island was created after a volcanic mountain range was drowned by rising sea levels.[2]

Resort[edit]

The resort was the first Club Med established in the Whitsunday Islands and in 1992 became the only Club Med village in Australia.[4]

Lindeman Island resort was closed on 31 January 2012.[5] On the 27 April 2012 it was purchased by White Horse Holding, a Chinese firm, for $12 million.[6] The price paid was considerably lower than expected because the resort needed refurbishment.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lindeman Island - Culture and History". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 1 January 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "About Lindeman Islands". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Transport in Whitsunday Islands". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Club med looks for investors". Whitsunday Times (APN News & Media Ltd). 20 August 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lindeman shuts the doors". Whitsunday Times (APN News & Media). 2 February 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Dan Nancarrow (27 April 2012). "Run-down Lindeman Island sells for $12m". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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Coordinates: 20°27′S 149°02′E / 20.450°S 149.033°E / -20.450; 149.033