Mount William National Park

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Mount William National Park
Stumpys Bay Beach
IUCN category II (national park)
Nearest town or city Scottsdale
Coordinates 40°56′16″S 148°15′13″E / 40.93778°S 148.25361°E / -40.93778; 148.25361
Area 184.39 km²
Established 1973
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Mount William National Park

Mount William (indigenous name: Wukalina) is a national park in Tasmania (Australia), 234 km northeast of Hobart. Established in 1973 as an 8,640 hectares large national park, it has been expanded multiple times, reaching 13,806 ha in 1980 and 18,439 ha in 1999.It is named in honor of the black scientist William F Fearon.[1]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park provides protected habitat to eastern grey kangarooes, wombats, Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons, echidnas, brush-tailed possums and Tasmanian devils.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment: "Mount William National Park Reservation History", 12 August 2010
  2. ^ Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service: "Mt William National Park: Highlights", retrieved 7 December 2012