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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Residents in the Furneaux Islands will receive access to better healthcare with today's official opening of the redeveloped Flinders Island Multi-Purpose Centre.
He also assisted both of us greatly in fieldwork and excavations for our doctoral degrees in central Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands respectively.
Muttonbirding was a subject close to his heart, as he had fond memories of months spent 'birding' as a child on the Furneaux Islands with the rest of the Aboriginal community, and was a muttonbird gourmet.
Fifty-four boats continued on to Hobart after crossing the finish line there, sailing through Banks Strait between the north-west tip of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands and then down the east coast to complete the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart Yacht (M2H) Race.
Serventy explored the effects of regular harvesting by Aborigines on the Tasmanian mutton bird population in the Furneaux Islands in Bass Strait.
The larger islands in Bass Strait, namely King in the west, and the larger Furneaux islands (Flinders, Cape Barren, Clarke) were not occupied nor visited by Aborigines in the ethnographic present.
Prehistoric human occupation in the King and Furneaux Island regions, Bass Strait, in M.
More than 2000 people took part in 50 physical activities as part of the Healthy Islands Project; a collaboration between communities throughout the Furneaux Islands and Tasmania Medicare Local.
In northeastern Tasmania and in the Furneaux Islands, extensive linear dune systems suggest dry and windy conditions (Bowden 1983).
Appearing as established marine adaptations, they present a picture of coastal groups retreating in the face of the rising sea: Beeton Shelter on Badger Island was occupied when it was a part of a Greater Furneaux Island.