Furneaux Group


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Furneaux Group

(fûr`nō), about 25 islands, c.900 sq mi (2,330 sq km), Tasmania, SE Australia, in Bass Strait between Tasmania and the Australian mainland. The largest is Flinders Island, and the group forms Flinders municipality. The islands were explored in 1773 by the British navigator Tobias Furneaux.
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In recognition of their relatively greater shipping freight cost disadvantage and limited shipping service options, shippers from King Island and the Furneaux Group of islands in Bass Strait will be eligible for an additional 15 per cent loading, Mr Nikolic said.
In the early 1990s Darrell spent his time divided between Canberra and the Furneaux Group assisting with archaeological surveys and excavations on more than 30 islands.
The final radio contact was 24 hours later, at 1829 hours on Monday, 10 December, when a crew member, believed to be Jeff Corkhill, reported in to a Hobart coastal radio station that the yacht was 30 nautical miles south-east of Babel Island in the Furneaux Group of Islands off the north-east tip of Tasmania.
S Murray-Smith: numerous historical and environmental activities in the Furneaux Group, 1947-1988; including Patriarchs Wildlife Trust (Board member); Wybalenna Chapel restoration committee; recording of oral histories; support for local museums (Emita and Whitemark) and for residents' publications including J Davie, 1980, Latitude Forty [foreword]; R M Fowler, 1980, The Furneaux Group Bass Strait; I West, 1984, Pride Against Prejudice.
Aunty Ida was born Ida Amelia Armstrong on 30 September 1919 on the Reserve at Cape Barren Island, which is one of the bigger islands in the Furneaux Group of Bass Strait.
Brown, excavating in a cave in the Furneaux Group (Bass Strait) shows us a variant of the Tasmanian experience, and one where site abandonment in this case may imply the extinction of the local human population.