South West Cape (Tasmania)

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South West Cape is a cape at the south-west corner of Tasmania, located at 43°34′16″S 146°01′53″E / 43.57111°S 146.03139°E / -43.57111; 146.03139.

It lies on the south-western corner of the Southwest National Park approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) south of Hobart in Tasmania, and about 65 kilometres (40 mi) west and a little north of South East Cape. It is south of Low Rocky Point and Point Hibbs.

Wrecks and foundering of boats up to 500 km away in distance, are usually referred to this cape as an identification point,[1][2] and mapping of the area usually uses the cape as a boundary between sections of the coast [3][4]

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  1. ^ "LOSS OF A FRENCH BARQUE.". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901-1929) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 22 July 1902. p. 5. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Australia. Court of Marine Inquiry (1973). In Foundering of the Motor Vessel Blythe Star off the South West Cape, Tasmania on 13 October 1973 : transcript of proceedings. Commonwealth Reporting Service, Melbourne
  3. ^ Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Hydrographic Service (2008). In South West Cape to South East Cape, Australia, Tasmania. Australian Hydrographic Service, Wollongong, N.S.W
  4. ^ Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Hydrographic Service (2008). In Low Rocky Point to South West Cape, Australia, Tasmania. Australian Hydrographic Service, Wollongong, N.S.W