Geographe Bay


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Geographe Bay

 

a bay of the Indian Ocean, at the south-western coast of Australia. It extends inland for 65 km and has depths ranging to 27 m. There are offshore sandy shoals and reefs. The Vasse River empties into the bay. Tides are diurnal, with an elevation of 1 m. The port of Bunbury is located in the east, near the bay entrance, and the city and port of Busselton is located in the south. Géographe Bay was discovered in 1801 by a French expedition under the command of Captain N. Baudin aboard the ships Le Géo-graphe and Le Naturaliste. The bay was named in honor of the ship.

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During the exploration of Australia the French expedition discovered two Aboriginal places that were interpreted as religiously significant to the local people: a grove discovered at Geographe Bay in the south-west of Australia and two tombs found at Maria Island off the south-east of Tasmania.
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The whales were discovered in Geographe Bay near the coastal town of Busselton, 143 miles south of Perth, government spokesman Mark Pittavino said.
Instead he chose to follow the coast to the north, making landings in Geographe Bay, just north of modern-day Perth, and then north to Shark Bay, before proceeding to Timor for refitting and reprovisioning.
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