Cape Hamelin

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Coordinates: 34°16′08″S 115°02′10″E / 34.269°S 115.036°E / -34.269; 115.036 Cape Hamelin is a headland seven kilometres south of Hamelin Bay in the capes region of south western Western Australia.

Except for Cape Leeuwin, it is the southernmost of over 1,000 kilometres of features named by the French in their travels along the coast.[1][2]

Wrecks of ships have occurred within the vicinity of the cape.[3]

The cape is in an area where crayfishing has been practised, and also where it has been restricted.[4]

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  1. ^ Marchant, Leslie R. (Leslie Ronald); Marchant, Francis C. R (2004), Heritage trail guide to French Napoleonic period names along the South West Coast of Australia from Point Peron to Cape Leeuwin, R.I.C. Publications, ISBN 978-1-74126-094-6
  2. ^ Fornasiero, F. J; Monteath, Peter; West-Sooby, John; ebrary, Inc; EBSCOhost (2011), Encountering Terra Australis the Australian voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders ([Revised ed.] ed.), Wakefield Press, retrieved 27 December 2013
  3. ^ "WESTERN AUSTRALIA". South Australian Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1883. p. 5. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Scientists Will Study Crayfish Migration". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 December 1952. p. 7. Retrieved 27 December 2013.