Craggy Island (Tasmania)

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Craggy Island
Craggy Island is located in Tasmania
Craggy Island
Craggy Island
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates39°41′14″S 147°40′41″E / 39.68722°S 147.67806°E / -39.68722; 147.67806Coordinates: 39°41′14″S 147°40′41″E / 39.68722°S 147.67806°E / -39.68722; 147.67806
ArchipelagoBass Pyramid Group
Area39 ha (96 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

Craggy Island is a rugged granite island, with an area of 38.88 ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Bass Pyramid Group lying in northern Bass Strait between Flinders Island and the Kent Group.

History[edit]

Robinson reports there was a sealing camp on the island in 1831.[1]

Fauna[edit]

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull and sooty oystercatcher. The metallic skink is present.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Parry Kostoglou, Sealing in Tasmania historical research project, Hobart, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, 1996, p.117.
  2. ^ Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X

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