Tony Wheeler's Islands of Australia
Not just an island continent, Australia is a continent of islands. With over 8,000, it has more than the entire Caribbean. Join seasoned traveller Tony Wheeler on a journey around the Australian coast and beyond and discover the stunning natural features, unique wildlife and chequered histories of Australia's remarkable (and remarkably diverse) islets, cays, atolls and archipelagos. Find out why the Whitsundays should have been called the Whitmondays, encounter Australia's only known pirate, witness mutiny and murder on the Bounty and Batavia, meet giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures. Whether you're an intrepid explorer, a simple sun-seeker or an armchair tourist, Islands of Australia will have you itching to visit. Includes chapters on: Fort Denison and the Islands of Sydney Harbour, Groote Eylandt and the Gulf of Carpentaria Islands, The Tiwi Islands - Bathurst and Melville Islands. Brisbane's Islands - Moreton, North and South Stradbroke and Bribie Islands, Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave and the Bunker Group. Heron Island and the Capricorn Group. Whitsunday Islands, Magnetic Island, Palm, Orpheus and Pelorus Islands. Hinchinbrook Island, Bedarra and the Family Islands. Dunk Island, Lizard Island and North to Cape York. Thursday Island and the Torres Strait Islands. Kangaroo Island. Ephemeral Islands on Lake Eyre. Bruny Island, Maria Island, Flinders and King Islands. Other Bass Strait Islands. The Islands of Port Phillip Bay, Phillip Island and Western Port. The Buccaneer Archipelago and the Lacepede Islands, Montebello Islands and Barrow Island. Dirk Hartog Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Rottnest Island, Recherche Archipelago.
Publication Date: 01-Oct-2019
Publisher: National Library of Australia
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