Tunnel Creek

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Tunnel Creek in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
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For Tunnel Creek in the Cascade Mountains, United States, see Stevens Pass.

Tunnel Creek is a creek located within the grounds of Tunnel Creek National Park in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Along with Geikie Gorge and Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek is part of an ancient barrier reef that developed during the Devonian Period.[1] Tunnel Creek is located 63 kilometres from the Great Northern Highway, between Derby and Fitzroy Crossing, and was created by waters from a creek that cut a 750 metre tunnel through the reef. The tunnel is 15 metres wide and up to 12 metres high.[1] Tunnel Creek was also the hideout for the Aboriginal bushranger Jandamarra, also known as Pigeon, who was killed there by police in 1897.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fitzroy Crossing". The Age (Melbourne). 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Derby". The Age (Melbourne). 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2008-04-28.