Oyster Cove, Tasmania

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Oyster Cove
Tasmania
Oyster Cove is located in Tasmania
Oyster Cove
Oyster Cove
Coordinates43°5′22.03″S 147°17′2.72″E / 43.0894528°S 147.2840889°E / -43.0894528; 147.2840889
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)

Oyster Cove is a locality in southern Tasmania near Kettering.[1] It was originally a convict station.[2] In 1847, 47 Aboriginal Tasmanians that had survived forced removal from the Tasmanian mainland to Wybalenna, Flinders Island, were moved to Oyster Cove.[3] The locality was returned to the indigenous people of Tasmania in 1995 under the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995,[4] and in 1999 Oyster Cove was declared an Indigenous Protected Area.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kettering (including Woodbridge)". The Age. Fairfax Media. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The Companion to Tasmanian History – Oyster Cove". The Companion to Tasmanian History. University of Tasmania. 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "The Companion to Tasmanian History – Wybalenna". The Companion to Tasmanian History. University of Tasmania. 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  4. ^ "ABORIGINAL LANDS ACT 1995 – Act 98 of 1995". Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Risdon Cove and Putalina Indigenous Protected Areas". Department of the Environment (Australia). 5 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014.

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Coordinates: 43°06′32″S 147°14′49″E / 43.109°S 147.247°E / -43.109; 147.247