East Moncoeur Island

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East Moncoeur Island
East Moncoeur Island is located in Tasmania
East Moncoeur Island
East Moncoeur Island
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates39°13′S 146°32′E / 39.217°S 146.533°E / -39.217; 146.533Coordinates: 39°13′S 146°32′E / 39.217°S 146.533°E / -39.217; 146.533
Area14 ha (35 acres)

East Moncoeur Island is a granite island, with an area of 14 ha.

It is part of Tasmania’s Rodondo Group, lying in northern Bass Strait south of Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, in south-eastern Australia.[1]

The island was sighted by Lieutenant James Grant on 9 December 1800 from the survey brig HMS Lady Nelson and named after "Captain Moncur of the Royal navy".[2]


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher.[1] The island is part of the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[3] Reptiles present include the metallic skink, Bougainville's skink and White's skink.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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
  2. ^ Grant, James (1803). The narrative of a voyage of discovery, performed in His Majesty's vessel the Lady Nelson, of sixty tons burthen: with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales. Printed by C. Roworth for T. Egerton. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-7243-0036-5. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "IBA: Wilsons Promontory Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29.