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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It is possible, in the field, to distinguish Spider-orchid leaves found on the three main Furneaux Group islands from those of the Pink Fairies Caladenia latifolia and the Hare's Ears Leptoceras menziesii.
Brian Nichols' Lidgard 34, came to a sad end on her return voyage to Melbourne, running aground in the Furneaux Group.
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.
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.
Caloplaca feuereri was collected from granite on Little Island, in the Furneaux Group, on 19 May 1966.
While most of the lichen species of Little Dog Island, in the Furneaux Group, have been collected, the 57 specimens gathered between 1966 and 2018 do not include any Caloplaca samples.
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.
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.
The records of their visits join the number of observations and photos sent by residents and visitors to update the Furneaux Group six-season regional calendar and the monitoring trails pamphlets that we and the Furneaux Historical Research Association created in 2006.
You can island hop through the Furneaux Group across Bass Strait, and (if you like a challenge) venture into Flinders Island.