Sisters Island (Tasmania)

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Sisters Island
Sisters Island taken from near Rocky Cape (cropped).jpg
Sisters Island taken from near Rocky Cape
Sisters Island is located in Tasmania
Sisters Island
Sisters Island
Location in Tasmania
Geography
Location Tasmania, Australia
Coordinates 40°54′14″S 145°34′44″E / 40.90389°S 145.57889°E / -40.90389; 145.57889Coordinates: 40°54′14″S 145°34′44″E / 40.90389°S 145.57889°E / -40.90389; 145.57889
Adjacent bodies of water Bass Strait
Major islands Tasmania
Area 0.0143 km2 (0.0055 sq mi)
Administration
Australia

Sisters Island is a small island with an area of 1.43 hectares (3.5 acres), off Sisters Beach on the northwest coast of Tasmania, south-eastern Australia.

Features[edit]

Much of the island is covered with a dense canopy of Coprosma repens. Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull and sooty oystercatcher.[1]

History[edit]

Ship wrecks[edit]

L'Enterprise was a French schooner wrecked on the Island in 1802 or 1803.

References[edit]

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