Talk:Royal National Park
|Royal National Park has been listed as a level-4 vital article in Geography. If you can improve it, please do. This article has been rated as B-Class.|
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The section under naturism is rubbish, only Werrong is official, the others are not listed anywhere and should be removed.
- i've delineated between legal and informal nude bathing beaches, & added fact template/"citation needed" for Marley & Curracurrang, since the only ref i could find online (gangart - Freebeach) does list Little Jibbon Beach, Jibbon Beach & Ocean Beach as "Traditional free" beaches but only says "There are several other beaches in the Royal National Park that are suitable for nude bathing, such as Marley Beach and Curracurrang." David Woodward 04:32, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Marley beach according to maps and books is unsuitable for any sort of swimming! In fact there are warning signs at the beach. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
- i've now deleted the Marley and Curracurrang entries David Woodward 11:45, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
This article had no references at all when i found it, i have added a ref section and a few refs, but it really does need a lot of work. i would like see with a rating on the WikiProject Australia importance scale, but currently this would be hard to justify. For instance, Robertson was not Premier in 1879, i've tried to research this but found few details from Henry_Parkes#Third_premiership:
Robertson tried to form a government but failed, and tired of the unsatisfactory position resigned his seat in the assembly. He was then approached by Parkes, and a government was formed with Robertson as vice-president of the executive council and representative of the government in the upper house. ... everyone was glad to escape from the confusion of the preceding years, and the ministry did good work in its four years of office.
All i can assume is that he declared it while he was still Premier, and it was not proclaimed until later, this may be a simple fact, and difficult to explain clearly, never-the-less it is an example of something that detracts from the article as a whole. So help is desired from any Australian/NSW history buffs to clarify this point.David Woodward 04:32, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
- OK, re Robertson, from the National Heritage database i got "Acting Premier", so i guess that clears that up. However, this article still needs extensive wikifying. I am inclined to mark the whole thing as "Unreferenced", so if anybody wants to get stuck in, please do. David Woodward 06:34, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
How about a map of the park. And are there any threats to it eg pollution, weeds, urban encroachment? Graeme Bartlett 21:56, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Reference for "world's second national park"
The Australian Heritage database lists this as a citation for the above claim:
- Goldstein, W. (Ed) 1979. Australia's 100 years of national parks. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney
and I assume that this may have something similar:
- Goldstein, W. 1976. Royal National Park. National Parks and Wildlife Service publication. Government Printers. Sydney.
Isn't it part of Sydney?
I know when it says 29km from Sydney it means the city of Sydney (or cbd), but the way this article is worded makes it sound as if the park is separate from Sydney as a whole, despite the fact that it's in the Sutherland shire. I think it needs a rewording. Anoldtreeok (talk) 08:48, 29 August 2010 (UTC)