Rum Island (Tasmania)

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Rum Island is the small Island to the bottom left of Preservation Island

Rum Island is a granite island, with an area of 13.5 ha, just south of Preservation Island in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Preservation Island Group, lying in eastern Bass Strait south-west of Cape Barren Island in the Furneaux Group. It is part of the Sydney Cove historic site.


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern. The metallic skink is present on the island.[1]

Other islands in the Preservation Group with breeding seabirds include[1] the Night Island, the Preservation Island, and the Preservation Islets.

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  1. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X

Coordinates: 40°29′S 148°04′E / 40.483°S 148.067°E / -40.483; 148.067