Talk:Maria Island

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Merge[edit]

I am proposing a merge from Maria Island National Park to this article. There is a lot of overlap and duplicated information between the two articles which are, anyway, about essentially the same geographic entity. Maias (talk) 06:24, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

I agree, so long as either: (1) the European history info is abridged; or (2) the other topics are expanded to a similar extent as the Euro history. The reason for this is that the European history info as it stands would overwhelm the other topics. Happy to help get it right, but my Wiki skills are limited. cheyne (talk) 10:00, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

I strongly oppose. The geographical entity of the island, and the National Park are two seperate things, and I feel Wikipedia should represent them as so. It is not ideal when articles do not provide Good Quality information on a subject, but expanding is better than merging. Mark for improvement, not merging. Tasmania is a classic example - There is only one article which represents both the geographical island, the modern Australian state, and the former British colony. And this is not clear in the article. Tasmania should in reality be three seperate articles. Keep them seperate to avoid confusion. Robert Fleming (talk) 12:36, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

File:Painted Cliffs.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

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Painted Cliffs, Maria Island
The Painted Cliffs of Maria Island, a small mountainous island off the east coast of Tasmania. The cliffs are made of sandstone with patterns formed through staining by iron oxide. The entire island is taken up by Maria Island National Park and has no permanent residents, apart from some park rangers.Photo: JJ Harrison


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Maria Island advertised for rent on a 5 year lease in 1838[edit]

I wonder how this would fit into the timeline of the history section of this page.

The source article is on the 2nd page top left of http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/65949653/6514685


20th Oct. 1838

MARIA ISLAND. Containing about 28,700 acres. Notice is hereby given, that Maria Island will be let by Public Auction by the Collector of Internal Revenue, in the Court of Request's Room, Hobart Town, at 12 o'clock on Monday the 19th of November next, to the highest bidder, from the 26th day of January next, for the term of FIVE years, subject to resumption by the Crown at any period after the expiration or two years, on six months' notice being given.

The buildings, &c., on the Island, are to be returned to the Government at the expiration of the lease, in a state of repair equal to their condition at the time possession is given of the Island, reasonable wear and tear will however be allowed for. Geo. Frankland, Surveyor General.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by 123.3.237.96 (talk) 11:20, 23 November 2017 (UTC)