Frank Hann National Park

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Frank Hann National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Lilian Stokes Rockpools 1 FHNP V-2010.jpg
Frank Hann National Park is located in Western Australia
Frank Hann National Park
Frank Hann National Park
Nearest town or city Lake King
Coordinates 32°55′41″S 120°14′14″E / 32.92806°S 120.23722°E / -32.92806; 120.23722Coordinates: 32°55′41″S 120°14′14″E / 32.92806°S 120.23722°E / -32.92806; 120.23722
Established 1970
Area 675.5 km2 (260.8 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Parks and Wildlife
Website Frank Hann National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Frank Hann National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), located 428 kilometres (266 mi) east-southeast of the capital, Perth in the Shire of Lake Grace. It was named for Frank Hann, an early explorer of the district. The park contains a wide array of flora, including seasonal wildflowers.

It was officially named on 30 October 1970.[2]

The park is mostly composed of heathland and scrubland[3] situated on an inland sandplain.[4] No entrance fee[5] is required to enter the park but no facilities are available to visitors in the park.

The park is found within the Eastern Mallee (IBRA) subregion in southern Western Australia.

Some of the flora found within the park include Acacia mackeyana,[6] Acacia dissona[7] and Banksia xylothemelia.

Fauna found within the park include lizards such as the marbled gecko, the clawless gecko, the crested dragon, the callose-palmed shining-skink and the bright crevice skink. Many frog species also inhabit the area including Myobatrachus gouldii, Pseudophryne guentheri and Limnodynastes dorsalis.[8] Birdlife such as the emu, the Australian kestrel, the brown falcon, the little eagle, the crested pigeon, the brush bronzewing, the mulga parrot and the Australian bustard have all been found within the park boundaries.

The park also supports an array of mammals including short-beaked echidna, the western quoll, Gilbert’s dunnart, the honey possum, the western grey kangaroo, the western brush wallaby, Gould’s wattled bat and Mitchell’s hopping mouse.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Reserve No. 27023 (Frank Hann National Park) (per 1255/61)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 30 October 1970. p. 1970:3357. 
  3. ^ "Totaltravel - Frank Hann National Park". 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Tourism Net -South East Coast National Parks". 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Frank Hann National Park". 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mackey's Wattle" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Acacia dissona" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "The Wilderness Society - Vertebrate Fauna of the Honman Ridge - Great Western Woodlands WA". 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2010.