Walker Island (Northern Tasmania)

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This article is about the island in northern Tasmania. For the island in southern Tasmania, see Walker Island (Southern Tasmania).
For other places with the same name, see Walker Island.
Walker Island
Walker Island Robbins Island Tasmania sign.JPG
Sign at crossing to Robbins and Walker Islands.
Walker Island is located in Tasmania
Walker Island
Walker Island
Location of Walker Island in the Bass Strait
Location Bass Strait
Coordinates 40°36′00″S 144°55′48″E / 40.60000°S 144.93000°E / -40.60000; 144.93000Coordinates: 40°36′00″S 144°55′48″E / 40.60000°S 144.93000°E / -40.60000; 144.93000
Area 700 ha (1,700 acres)[1]
State Tasmania
LGA Circular Head Council

The Walker Island is a 700-hectare (1,700-acre) island located in Bass Strait, lying off the northwest coast of Tasmania, Australia.[2] The island, separated from the Tasmanian mainland by a highly tidal area known as Robbins Passage,[3] lies north of the adjacent Robbins Island.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Hudson, Sarah (29 November 2013). "Hammond brothers turn the tide". The Weekly Times. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Walker Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ "Scalefish Fishery Management Plan Review Information Paper" (PDF). Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery Management Plan. State Library of Tasmania. March 2004. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "False Killer Whale stranding, Walker's Island, Tasmania". National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database. Australian Government - Department of the Environment and Water Resources. January 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Geoscience Australia - Walker Island". Retrieved 2012-07-28.