York Sound

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York Sound is a sound located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia opening into the Indian Ocean. The sound is bounded by Cape Pond to the North and Hardey Point with the Coronation Islands to the South. The nearest populated town to the Sound is Kalumburu, 180 kilometres (112 mi) to the North East.[1]

The main feature of the sound is Boongaree Island which is situated close to the mainland to the South and the Anderdon Islands and Murrara Island to the North. Prince Frederick Harbour is found at the southern end of the sound.

The Hunter and the Roe Rivers both discharge directly into the Sound.

The first European to visit the area was the Dutch sailor and explorer, Abel Tasman, who landed in the area in 1644.[2] The area was surveyed in 1820 by Philip Parker King aboard the Mermaid.[3]


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of York sound". 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  2. ^ "17th Centyry visitors to the Kimberley Coast" (PDF). 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Early Exploration of the Kimberley Coast" (PDF). 2002. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 

Coordinates: 14°54′47″S 125°5′26″E / 14.91306°S 125.09056°E / -14.91306; 125.09056 (York Sound)