Fatima Island (New South Wales)

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At low tide

Fatima Island is a small island on Cooks River in Tempe, New South Wales, Australia. A low-lying sandbar,[1] it is a refuge for Australian pelicans, egrets and silver gulls.[2] It was named in 1951 for a Portuguese statue of Our Lady of Fátima.[1]

The island is slowly being washed away, something that is of concern to local environmentalists.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hyde, Faye (3 July 2013). "Fatima Island: memories of little surprises". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Risso, Angelo (21 September 2013). "Race against time to save magical island refuge". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

Coordinates: 33°55′S 151°09′E / 33.917°S 151.150°E / -33.917; 151.150