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  George Bass
Bass was born in England and arrived in Sydney in 1795.
Bass who was 24 was a surgeon and Flinders who was only 21 was a sailor.
Bass suspected that there must be a strait of water separating the mainland from Tasmania (then called Van Diemen's land).
www.davidreilly.com /australian_explorers/bass/bass.htm   (425 words)

  
  Bass Strait - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Bass Strait
The strait is 322 km/200 mi long, with an average width of 255 km/158 mi.
The strait is named after the British explorer George Bass, who visited it in 1798.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Bass+Strait   (151 words)

  
 Bass Strait
Since the first Bass Strait platform, Barracouta, started operations in October 1969, more than 3.5 billion barrels (556 billion litres) of crude oil and ~6 trillion cubic feet of gas have been produced.
There are now 21 offshore platforms and installations in Bass Strait which feed a network of 600km of underwater pipelines and keep the oil and gas flowing, 24 hours a day.
Helicopters are one of the crucial lifelines that support the oil and gas operations in Bass Strait.
www.exxonmobil.com /Australia-English/PA/Operations/AU_Ops_Gippsland_BassStrait.asp   (571 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Bass Strait
Approximately 240 km wide at its narrowest point and generally only around 50 metres deep, it was almost dry during the last ice age.
The fastest and cheapest method of travel across Bass Strait is by air.
The first submarine cable across Bass Strait was laid in 1859.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Bass_Strait   (425 words)

  
 SHIPWRECKS - KENT GROUP
On a voyage from Mauritius to Sydney with a cargo of sugar, wrecked in the Kent Group, Bass Strait, 2 September 1831.
A fog was given as the cause of the wreck.As the vessel was not equipped with wireless, news of the mishap had to be taken to the lighthouse, from where it was relayed to the passing SS Ceduna which took it to Melbourne.
The gale at the eastrn entrance to Bass Strait virtually crippled the brig, with her decks swept and her boat washed away.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au /kent-wrecks.html   (4072 words)

  
 Gone Fishing Charters, Prices,GONE FISHING CHARTERS, Queenscliff, Victoria, Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait, ...
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www.gonefishing.com.au /prices.htm   (76 words)

  
 Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Bass Strait region, TAS Australia
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Bass Strait region, TAS Australia
Bass Strait Islands - TAS Bed and Breakfasts
Select your Bass Strait BandB from the list below.
www.ozbnbdir.com /bass_strait_tas.htm   (59 words)

  
 Bass Strait Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The project aims to associate young people with their marine surroundings, fostering care and understanding of the shallow reef ecosystem and recommendations to ensure its future.
The intention is for local communities to share data about their marine environment with other coastal communities, thus creating a clearer, in depth picture of the health of Bass Strait as a whole.
The Bass Strait Project is proudly supported by:
www.bassstraitproject.edu.au /default.asp   (102 words)

  
 VICTECH.ORG :: Victorian Technical Divers
The Bass Strait Aquatic Club is branch number 2396 of the prestigious British Sub-Aqua Club, the biggest dive club in the world.
Based in Rye on the Mornington Peninsula, we dive the wrecks, reefs, walls and piers of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, all year round.
As a branch of BSAC UK, the Bass Strait Aquatic Club has an active training programme with its volunteer instructors able to take people at their own pace from a Try-Dive experience on to the internationally recognised, entry level Ocean Diver course, and through another four diver grades.
www.victech.org   (1161 words)

  
 Admiralty Charts
Admiralty Charts Central Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea All sailgb.com and UKHO Admiralty images and data are subject to copyright agreements and may not be copied.
Admiralty Charts North-West Australia, Torres Strait, Sydney, Bass Strait and Tasmania, Adelaide and Fremantle All sailgb.com and UKHO Admiralty images and data are subject to copyright agreements and...
Admiralty Charts New Zealand All sailgb.com and UKHO Admiralty images and data are subject to copyright agreements and may not be copied.
www.sailgb.com /c/admiralty_charts/?page=3   (960 words)

  
 The Wilderness Society - Australia
It will also dump thousands of tonnes of poisonous effluent into Bass Strait every day, threatening marine life, tourism and the fishing industry.
• an independent hydrographical assessment of the flow and dispersal of effluent in Bass Strait is yet to be undertaken; and
• there are no safe levels of dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants, and no approval should be given that allows discharge of these poisonous chemicals into Bass Strait and the ecosystems of our precious sea life.
www.wilderness.org.au   (1312 words)

  
 BOM - Coastal Waters Forecast for Victoria (IDV10200)
A storm force wind warning is current for all Victorian coastal waters.
A cold front crossing Bass Strait will clear eastern coastal waters late morning, but an associated low pressure system will move from west of King Island across northern Tasmania during the day.
A high pressure system will then move across Victoria tonight and into Saturday.
www.bom.gov.au /products/IDV10200.shtml   (584 words)

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