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It is the location of the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station which is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in a joint programme with the CSIRO. The station was established in 1976 and has been operating ever since.
Cape Grim/Kennaook's isolated geographic location makes it unique. The next land mass directly west of Cape Grim/Kennaook is not Africa, but the southern tip of Argentina. Winds that make their way to Cape Grim/Kennaook from Antarctica and the Indian Ocean hit no significant land mass. Air pollution values collected at Cape Grim/Kennaook represent the closest representation attainable of a global average.
This headland was first charted and named Cape Grim/Kennaook by Matthew Flinders on 7 December 1798, as he sailed from the East in the Norfolk and found a long swell coming from the South-west, confirming for the first time that Van Diemen's Land was separated from the Australian mainland by a strait which he named Bass Strait.
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