Hassell National Park

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Hassell National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Hassell National Park is located in Western Australia
Hassell National Park
Hassell National Park
Nearest town or city Albany
Coordinates 34°40′44″S 118°22′11″E / 34.67889°S 118.36972°E / -34.67889; 118.36972Coordinates: 34°40′44″S 118°22′11″E / 34.67889°S 118.36972°E / -34.67889; 118.36972
Established 1971
Area 12.65 km2 (4.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Hassell National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Hassell National Park is a national park in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 367 kilometres (228 mi) southeast of Perth and 57 km (35 mi) north east of Albany.[2]

Named after John Hassell, a retired sea captain, who was responsible for opening up extensive areas in the south of the state during the 1850s as he extended his pastoral leases east from Frankland as far as Jerramungup.

The park straddles the South Coast Highway between Manypeaks and Wellstead.

The site is regarded as an important ecological area as a result of it being a largely intact vegetation and wildlife corridor that serves to link the Mount Manypeaks and Waychinicup areas with the Cheynes Baech and Pallinup areas.[3]

The park has no entry fee and has no facilities provided for visitors.[4]

A population of the very rare Brown's Banksia, composed of 100 to 200 plants, can be found within the confines of the park.[5]

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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. 
  2. ^ "Location of Hassell National Park". Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "WA National Parks Accommodation". Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Park Finder". Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Department of Environment - Biodiversity, Species Profile". Retrieved 1 May 2010.