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Furneaux Group
The Furneaux Group is a group of approximately 100 island An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, i ...s located at the eastern end of Bass Strait Bass Strait () is a sea strait A strait is a naturally formed, narrowing, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. The surface water generally flows at the same elevation on both sides and through the strait ..., between Victoria Victoria most commonly refers to: * Victoria (Australia), a state of the Commonwealth of Australia * Victoria, British Columbia, provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada * Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory * Victoria, Seychelles ... and Tasmania Tasmania (), abbreviated as TAS, is an island An island (or isle) is an isol ...
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Tobias Furneaux
Captain Tobias Furneaux (21 August 173518 September 1781) was an English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ... navigator A navigator is the person on board a ship or aircraft responsible for its navigation Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.Bowd ... and Royal Navy The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare Naval warfare is combat Combat ( French for ''fight'') is a purposeful violent conflict meant to physically harm or kill the opposition. Combat may be armed (using weapon A ... officer, who accompanied James Cook Captain Captain is a title for the commander of a military unit, the commander of a ship, ae ...
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Ranches
A ranch (from es, rancho) is an area of land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly of Earth's crust, crustal components such a ..., including various structures, given primarily to ranching, the practice of raising grazing In agriculture Agriculture is the science, art and practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentism, sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domestication, domesticated spec ... livestock Livestock are the domesticated Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secure a more predictabl ... such as cattle Cattle, taurine cattle, Eurasian cattle, or European cattle (' ...
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Chalky Island (Tasmania)
The Chalky Island, part of the Big Green Island, Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a unpopulated granite island with limestone outcrops and diabase, dolerite dike (geology), dykes, located in the Bass Strait, west of the Flinders Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. The island is contained within a conservation areaBrothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). ''Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features''. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area. Fauna Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, white-faced storm petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, pied oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant, Caspian tern and fairy tern. Reptiles present include the metallic Skink, White's skink, white-lipped snake and tiger snake. See also * List of islands of Tasma ...
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Cat Island (Tasmania)
The Cat Island, part of the Babel Island, Babel Group within the Furneaux Group, is a unpopulated granite island, located in Bass Strait, lying off the east coast of Flinders Island, Tasmania, south of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, in south-eastern Australia. Cat Island is part of the Babel Island Group Important Bird Area. Fauna Seabirds and waders recorded as breeding on the island include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, silver gull, Pacific gull, crested tern, sooty oystercatcher, pied oystercatcher and Australasian gannet. Resident reptiles include White's skink and tiger snake. The rakali has also been recorded on the island. The historically important breeding colony of Australasian gannets, with an estimated 5,000-10,000 birds at the beginning of the 20th century, declined to extinction by the mid-1980s as a result of, at first, human intrusion, followed by fires, disturbance and, finally, predation by white-bellied sea-eagles.Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, ...
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Briggs Islet
Briggs Islet is a small granite island, with an area of 3.4 hectare, ha, in south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Great Dog Island Group, lying in eastern Bass Strait between Flinders Island, Flinders and Cape Barren Islands in the Furneaux Group. It is a conservation area. The island is part of the Franklin Sound Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because it holds over 1% of the world populations of six bird species. Fauna Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, white-faced storm-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, Caspian tern, crested tern and white-fronted tern.Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). ''Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features''. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. See also * List of islands of Tasmania References

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Big Green Island
The Big Green Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a granite island with limestone and diabase, dolerite outcrops, located in Bass Strait west of Flinders Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. The island is partly contained within a nature reserve with the rest being used for farming;Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). ''Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features''. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area. Besides the Big Green Island, other islands that comprise the Big Green Group include the Chalky Island (Tasmania), Chalky, East Kangaroo Island, East Kangaroo, Isabella Island, Isabella, Little Chalky Island, Little Chalky and Mile Island, Mile islands. Fauna Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oyster ...
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Billy Goat Reefs
The Billy Goat Reefs, part of the Great Dog Island (Tasmania), Great Dog Group within the Furneaux Group, are a close group of four small islands, joined at low tide, with a combined area of , located in the Bass Strait between the Flinders Island, Flinders and Cape Barren Island, Cape Barren islands, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. Fauna Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, white-faced storm-petrel, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern. Reptiles present include the metallic skink, White's skink and white-lipped snake.Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). ''Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features''. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. See also * List of islands of Tasmania References

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Badger Island
Badger Island, part of the Badger Group within the Furneaux Group, is a unpopulated low-lying granite and limestone island, located in Bass Strait, lying west of the Flinders Island, Flinders and Cape Barren Island, Cape Barren islands, Tasmania, south of Victoria (Australia), Victoria, in south-eastern Australia. The island is private property and is extensively grazed by livestock and Macropodidae, macropods. It contains a homestead (buildings), homestead, jetty and airstrip. It is also part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area. Besides Badger Island, other islands that comprise the Badger Group include the Goose Island (Tasmania), Goose, Inner Little Goose Island, Inner Little Goose, Little Badger Island, Little Badger, Little Goose Island, Little Goose, Mount Chappell Island, Mount Chappell, and Beagle Island, Beagle islands, and the North West Mount Chappell Islet. Flora and fauna Introduced plants, grazing and burning have had a heavy ...
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Babel Island
The Babel Island, part of the Babel Group within the Furneaux Group The Furneaux Group is a group of approximately 100 islands located at the eastern end of Bass Strait, between Victoria (Australia), Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. The islands were named after British navigator Tobias Furneaux, who sighted t ..., is a granite Granite () is a coarse-grained (phanerite, phaneritic) intrusive rock, intrusive igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase. It forms from magma with a high content of silica and alkali metal oxides that slowly cool ... island An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, i ..., located in Bass Strait Bass Strait () is a sea strait A strait is a naturally formed, narrowing, typically navigable waterway that ...
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Anderson Island (Tasmania)
The Anderson Island, also known as Woody Island, part of the Tin Kettle Island Group of the Furneaux Group, is a granite island, located in Bass Strait, lying northeast of Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. Anderson Island lies between Flinders Island, Flinders and Cape Barren Islands and is partly a pastoral lease used for grazing sheep and cattle. The island is joined at low tide to nearby Little Anderson Island, Little Anderson and Tin Kettle Islands by extensive intertidal mudflats. The island is supposed to be named after John Anderson, a sealer living on the island by 1842. The island is part of the Franklin Sound Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because it holds over 1% of the world populations of six bird species. History “Sealers,” and their Aboriginal partners, are reported living, intermittently, on the island from the 1820s. When George Augustus Robinson, Robinson visited the island in November 1830, he found there G ...
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King Island (Tasmania)
King Island is an island in the Bass Strait, belonging to the Australian state of Tasmania. It is the largest of three islands known as the New Year Island (Tasmania), New Year Group, and the second-largest island in Bass Strait (after Flinders Island). The island's population at the was 1,585 people, up from 1,566 in 2011. The Local government in Australia, local government area of the island is the King Island Council. The island forms part of the official land divide between the Great Australian Bight and Bass Strait, off the north-western tip of Tasmania and about halfway to the mainland state of Victoria (Australia), Victoria. The southernmost point is Stokes Point and the northernmost point is Cape Wickham. There are three small islands immediately offshore: New Year Island (Tasmania), New Year Island and Christmas Island (Tasmania), Christmas Island situated to the northwest, and a smaller island Councillor Island to the east, opposite Sea Elephant Beach. King Island was ...
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Melbourne University Press
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne The University of Melbourne is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in t .... History MUP was founded in 1922 as Melbourne University Press to sell text books and stationery to students, and soon began publishing books itself. Over the years scholarly works published under the MUP imprint have won numerous awards and prizes. The name ''Melbourne University Publishing'' was adopted for the business in 2003 following a restructure by the University, but books continue to be published under the ''Melbourne University Press'' imprint. The Miegunyah Press is an imprint of MUP, established in 1967 under a bequest from businessman and philanthropist Russell Grimwade, with the intention of subsidising the publication ...
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