Rossiter Bay from Mississippi Hill, Cape Le Grand National Park, January 2013.
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Rossiter Bay is on the southern coast of Western Australia, in the Cape Le Grand National Park east of Esperance. The bay is noted as the place where explorer Edward John Eyre and his Aboriginal companion Wylie met the crew of the French whaling ship Mississippi in June 1841, having completed a crossing of the Nullarbor Plain.
It is named for Captain Thomas Rossiter, the Englishman who commanded the Mississippi.
- Short, Andrew D. (2004). Beaches of the Western Australian Coast: Eucla to Roebuck Bay, p. 93. Sidney University Press.
- Bird, Eric, ed. (2010). "Western Australia". Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms. 2. Springer. p. 1290. ISBN 1402086385. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
- "Rossiter Bay". Department of Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
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