Becher Point

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Becher Point is located at the southernmost point of Warnbro Sound in Port Kennedy in Western Australia [1]

It has been a location of beachings of ships in the past [2][3]

It is also a reference point for the adjacent Ramsar Becher Point Wetlands that lie inland from the point.

It is significant area for conservational value [4]

It has also been identified as location suitable for assessing Holocene environment on the coastline [5]

As a place name, Port Kennedy is the name of a locality that is found where Becher point is, however Port Kennedy is not a notable coastal feature [6]


  1. ^ Roe, John Septimus; Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept; J. & C. Walker (1840), Warnbro Sound by Lieut.J.S. Roe R.N., Surveyor General of W. Australia, 1839, Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, retrieved 19 December 2013 .
  2. ^ "REMOVAL OF THE STEAMER GEORGETTE FROM BECHER POINT TO GARDEN ISLAND.". The Herald (Fremantle, WA : 1867 - 1886) (Fremantle, WA: National Library of Australia). 1 November 1873. p. 3. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "WESTERN AUSTRALIA.". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 1 August 1878. p. 5. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Conservation Council of Western Australia (1991), National Estate values and significance of the Port Kennedy/Point Becher area of Western Australia : a submission to the Australian Heritage Commission, The Council, retrieved 19 December 2013 
  5. ^ Semeniuk, Christopher; Milne, L; Ladd, P; Semeniuk, V (2006), Pollen in the surface sediments of wetlands in the Becher Point area, southwestern Australia: a baseline for use in interpreting Holocene sequences, Department of Exploration Geophysics, retrieved 19 December 2013 
  6. ^ Murray and Hercock do not have a listing for Port Kennedy in Murray, Ian; Hercock, Marion; Murray, Ian; Hercock, Marion (2008), Where on the coast is that?, Hesperian Press, ISBN 978-0-85905-452-2 , whereas Quality Publishing Australia (2007), Roads & tracks Western Australia (5th ed ed.), Quality Publishing Australia, ISBN 978-1-876723-35-4  chooses to identify Bridport Point 1km west, and omits Becher Point

32°22′15″S 115°43′01″E / 32.3709°S 115.7169°E / -32.3709; 115.7169