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  Cape Barren Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cape Barren Island is located off the north east coast of Tasmania, Australia, and is one of the islands of the Furneaux Group in Bass Strait.
The largest island of the group, Flinders Island, lies to the north, with the smaller Clarke Island to the south.
Cape Barren, with the other islands in the Furneaux group, are a popular destination for sea kayakers who try to cross the Bass Strait from the Australian mainland to the Tasmanian mainland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Barren_Island   (297 words)

 Cape Breton Island
The island measures 10,311 square kilometres in area (3,981 square miles), making it the 75th largest island in the world, and is composed mainly of rocky shores, rolling farmland, glacial valleys, barren headlands, mountains, forests and plateaus.
Cape Breton's landscape is dominated by the Bras d'Or Lake system, which the island wraps around, the Strait of Canso, and the Cape Breton Highlands, which are considered a continuation of the Appalachian chain.
Cape Breton is now joined to the mainland by the Canso Causeway, completed in 1955, enabling direct road and rail traffic to and from the island, but constraining marine traffic to pass through the Canso Canal at the eastern end of the causeway.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/cape_breton_island.html   (1015 words)

 Furneaux Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The islands are named for British explorer Tobias Furneaux who explored the area in 1773.
The largest is Flinders Island, and the group is a part of the Flinders local government area.
King Island, at the western end of Bass Strait, is not a part of the group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Furneaux_Group   (106 words)

 Bringing them Home - 6 Tasmania
This report recommended that the federal government be encouraged to take over responsibility for the Island reserve, that a missionary society take over responsibility for the welfare of the Islanders and that children be encouraged to leave the Island and the influence of their family once they had finished school.
From 1928 until 1980 the head teacher on Cape Barren was appointed a special constable with the powers and responsibilities of a police constable, including the power to remove a child for neglect under the child welfare legislation.
By 1970 20 Island children were in receipt of study grants and living on the mainland in accommodation approved by their families although Indigenous families remained concerned about the separation of their children that schooling involved.
www.gwb.com.au /gwb/news/sorry/stolen12.html   (3782 words)

 Ramsar Sites Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The site is located on the east coast of Cape Barren Island in the Furneaux Group of islands, northeast of Tasmania.
Cape Barren Island Lagoons is Crown Land under the jurisdiction of the Tasmanian Department of Environment and Land Management.
Although Cape Barren Island has previously been rabbit free, rabbits are suspected to have gained access from Passage Island.
www.wetlands.org /RDB/Ramsar_Dir/Australia/AU008D02.htm   (434 words)

 About Flinders Island
Located 20 km north of Cape Portland (north east tip of Tasmania) by sea and 151 km from Launceston by air, Flinders Island is the largest of the Furneaux group of islands which lie at the eastern end of Bass Strait separating Tasmania from Victoria.
The island was first identified by Europeans when Tobias Furneaux, the commander of Captain Cook’s support ship, became separated from the Endeavour in fog and discovered the Furneaux group of islands on 19 march 1773.
The geology of the islands is dominated by ridges of granite which occupy about a third of the islands, including the striking features, that dominate the skyline of the Strezelecki Range, Darling Range, Mount Killercrankie and the Patriarchs, as well as the higher peaks of Cape Barren Island.
focusonflinders.com.au /about.htm   (1105 words)

 Flinders Island - Population & Industry
With more than 60 shipwrecks lying in the waters around Flinders and Cape Barren Islands, this is a scuba diver's paradise.
Flinders Island, the administrative centre for the region has a population of around 850.
Cape Barren Island, just to the south of Flinders, has 58 residents, and Clarke Island, just to the south of Cape Barren Island, has six residents.
www.flindersislandonline.com.au /aglance4.asp   (238 words)

 Print page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Cape Barren Island population was also found at high altitude, in granitic soils, within a moist rainforest gully.
The presence of the species within the Strzelecki National Park on Flinders Island provides habitat protection eliminating the immediate threat of extinction, while the Cape Barren Island population is not protected within a gazetted reserve.
In short, a survey of Flinders, Cape Barren, and surrounding islands should be undertaken to determine the full range of the species.
www.affa.gov.au /content/print.cfm?objectid=D2C48F86-BA1A-11A1-A2200060B0A02204&showdocs=all   (1297 words)

 Bringing them Home - Appendix 4 Tasmania
An Act `to provide for the subdivision of the Cape Barren Island reserve and for occupation of portion thereof by the descendants of Aboriginal natives'.
Cape Barren Island reserve, which was created in 1881, to be subdivided into homestead and agricultural blocks.
After 1935, Aboriginal children were taken from Cape Barren Island and surrounding islands under the Infants Welfare Act 1935 and subsequent child welfare legislation.
www.gwb.com.au /gwb/news/sorry/stolen67.html   (1101 words)

 TAFE Learnscope Cape Barren Video Project
Cape Barren (or in Aboriginal: truwana) is located 40Km from the north-east tip of Tasmania and within 5 Km of Flinders Island.
Cape Barren is however relatively large; around 30Km x 15Km, with a mountain peak of 600m; even seasoned walkers should dismiss thoughts of walking around it in a day!
The Island has a primary school of around 10 students and currently no high school so the pathway to further education consists of home-schooling (link to Distance Education Tasmania website) or boarding on Flinders Island or Tasmania.
etouring.tafe.tas.edu.au /designmm/report.htm   (1393 words)

 Articles - Tasmania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The island of Tasmania, an Australian state, is located 240 km (150 miles) south of the eastern portion of the continent, being separated from it by Bass Strait.
It is believed that the island was joined to the mainland until the end of the most recent ice age approximately 10,000 years ago.
The Central Plateau and the SE portions of the island are mostly dolerite.
www.awningz.com /articles/Tasmania   (3168 words)

 Flinders Island by Sea Kayak, 1995.
Somewhere about Key Island the double went ashore to change batteries in the video recorder, and even though I stopped paddling at Cape Sir John the strong tide took me round the corner and out of sight.
I paddled slowly on towards Boxen Island, expecting the others to hove into sight at any moment, but there was still no sign of them when I arrived in the vicinity of the island.
The afternoon was spent with more gentle sailing along the coast to Cape Barren, and then a hard slog back into the wind across Jamiesons Bay and then along Christmas Beach.
members.iinet.net.au /~lford1/maatcj95.htm   (2134 words)

 siglo [present]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
These survivors increased to a sizeable population on the islands, and soon established a community on Cape Barren Island.
The Cape Barren Island community was eventually placed under control when the Tas-man-ian Govern-ment introduced the Cape Barren Island Reserve Act 1912.
The Cape Barren Islander survivors were label-led as "half-caste", or "part-Aborigines", or other similar denigrating names, and the Tasman-ian Aboriginal people were coerced into rejecting their identity by government agencies and the public alike.
www.utas.edu.au /docs/siglo/mag/s12/everett.html   (2497 words)

The Furneaux Group of island, rocks and shoals extends from the Sisters south for 110 kilometres to Clarke Island, at the south-east entrance to Bass Strait.
The island, together with Clarke and Cape Barren, were inhabited in the early decades of the nineteenth century by sealers.
Was at anchor under Chappell Island, loading mutton-bird oil for Launceston, when she parted from her moorings in strong winds and drifted offshore on the south-western end of Flinders Island, 6 April 1872.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au /furneaux-wrecks.html   (12990 words)

 Aboriginal - Cape Barren Queens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The mountain in the background is Mount Strzelecki, on Flinders Island.
Abundant with wildlife, coastal heathlands, long isolated beaches, and echoing with the honk of Cape Barren geese the idyllic islands of the Furneaux Group lie in Bass Strait off the north-east coast of mainland Tasmania.
In the late 18th century the seal-hunting colony established on Cape Barren Island became the first white settlement south of Sydney.
www.women.tas.gov.au /aboriginal/cbisqueens/queens.html   (225 words)

 RenewableEnergyAccess.com | Tasmania Funds Wind, Hydrogen in Energy Policy
A wind facility will provide electricity for the power grid in the island, but in times of low energy demand the wind energy will be used to separate hydrogen from water for use as a fuel in a support generation system.
The King Island project will result in a 50 percent increase in the contribution of wind energy to the island's electricity, and should provide greater system reliability.
The Maria Island project, which is expected to start later this year, will feature an additional 27 solar panels, a new battery set, and related system upgrades.
www.renewableenergyaccess.com /rea/news/story?id=19762   (706 words)

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Removal to the Islands George Robinson, a local building contractor who had travelled among Indigenous people and gained their trust, suggested to the government that he negotiate with them.
This was partly because of the severe reduction of the Indigenous population since colonisation and their removal to Flinders and Cape Barren Islands.
A 1929 report highlighted the impoverished living conditions of the Cape Barren Islanders and found that many children were suffering from sickness, including malnutrition.
www.hreoc.gov.au /bth/downloads/resources/history/tas.doc   (1524 words)

 Natural Heritage - The Journal of the Natural Heritage Trust (Number 16) - Rehabilitating Cape Barren Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the Bass Strait, Cape Barren Island's population of 76 relies almost entirely for supplies on a boat that visits from Tasmania once every four to five weeks.
A large proportion of this funding supports the training of Lyell Summers, selected from a number of Aboriginal Cape Barren Islanders to undergo TAFE training in conservation and land management.
Between distance-learning study and the physical work of land rehabilitation, Lyell spends one afternoon a week at the Island's primary school passing on some of his learning to the 12 students of his alma mater.
www.nht.gov.au /publications/journal/nht16/rehabilitating.html   (527 words)

 CBIwendy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Close to the village of "The Corner" on Cape Barren Island we are offering 5 acres (2 hectares) of rural zoned land.
The Island has wild beaches and mountain landscapes excellent fishing and diving with clear pristine waters and beautiful white sandy beaches.
Cape Barren is serviced with a gravel airstrip, has safe anchorages and the trading vessels make regular visits to the Island.
www.focusonflinders.com.au /cbi.htm   (188 words)

 The Island Coes and Cape Barren Island
Part of the Furneaux group of Islands off Tasmania, Cape Barren was a former sealing colony where Aboriginal women were taken by convicts and sealers for their food gathering skills and watercraft.
One tradition that's enjoying resurgence locally and nationally is Cape Barren Island music - similar to Kentucky blue grass developed by the local Aboriginal population in their contact with the Irish, Yorkshire and American sealers who came to the Island.
The Island Coes pay tribute to the Brown Boys and the generations of musicians and singers of Cape Barren Island.
www.abc.net.au /message/radio/speaking/stories/s278617.htm   (213 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cape Barren Island
Bass Strait is a sea strait separating Australian mainland (Victoria in particular).
Municipality of Flinders, Tasmania Flinders Island is an island in the Bass Strait, located 20 km from the north-eastern tip of Tasmania, Australia.
Mount Munro is the highest point on Australias Cape Barren Island at 687 metres.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cape-Barren-Island   (408 words)

 Cape Barren English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When the remaining Aborigines were rounded up and sent to Flinders Island, they met up with other Tasmanian and Australian Aboriginal, South Sea Islander and Maori women who had formed family groups with English sealers on the muttonbird-rich islands of the Bass Strait.
Consequently Cape Barren English is a mixture of eighteenth-century maritime English and Palawa, with a small sprinkling of other indigenous languages, and with a lexicon highly referent to the muttonbird-harvesting industry.
Bickford, A., 1973, Audio tapes made on Cape Barren Island of interviews with Miss Annette Mansell and Mrs Claude Mansell, referred to as The Bickford Tapes, courtesy of the author.
www.lowlands-l.net /talk/eng/barren.html   (363 words)

 examiner.com.au : Island residents oppose land bill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The battle against the transfer is led by fourth-generation island resident Gail Grace, who 26 years ago refused to accept an invitation of Aboriginality, claiming that her ancestry was no one's business but her own.
Ms Grace, who has formed an action group called Concerned Citizens to fight the land transfer, told a packed meeting in Whitemark town hall on Friday night that she did not support further land transfer to the islands' Aboriginal community despite what she claimed were State Government "sweeteners" for the transfer.
Yesterday, Flinders Island Mayor Terence Klug said that the issue had reached "a delicate stage" and he would not comment.
www.examiner.com.au /print.asp?id=278175   (575 words)

 Fuel Cell Works Supplemental News Page
He said: “The Cape Barren Island proposal is particularly interesting, as it involves the use of hydrogen as an energy storage medium in combination with a new wind turbine.”
He said the Federal Department of Family and Community Services was considering the proposal, which had the potential to make Cape Barren Island’s electricity virtually completely renewable.
The King Island project will result in an increase in the contribution of wind energy to the island's electricity demand to about 50% and at the same time provide greater system reliability.
www.fuelcellsworks.com /Supppage1648.html   (579 words)

The tallest lighthouse in Australia is located at Cape Wickham to the north of the island, a beautiful white granite tower 52 metres high, its light visiblefor 54 kilometres.
The master arrived at the Cape Wickham lighthouse station seeking tools and nails to repair the vessel; he was evidently successful, as she sailed for Melbourne on 20 October.
The Pharos had not visited King Island as it was considered to be too far off the vessel’s course, but public opinion was not satisfied and the Pharos was sent of to investigate again, and there found the missing schooner’s crew safe and well at New Years Island.
oceans1.customer.netspace.net.au /king-wrecks.html   (8754 words)

 Discover Tasmania - cape barren island
The Cape Barren Island community can be traced back to the early 19th century, when European sealers brought Aboriginal women to the remote island to become reluctant wives and workers.
Instead, in 1881, a reserve was established for the 80 people living on Cape Barren Island.
Today, Cape Barren is a small community consisting of people who have never left their island paradise, and the younger generation who have moved back there to find peace and tranquillity.
www.discovertasmania.com.au /home/index.cfm?SiteID=533   (385 words)

 European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights: news
TAC state secretary Trudy Maluga said the Aboriginal community would refer to the island as truwana.
The island was returned to the Aboriginal community in an official handover by Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon last month.
"Cape Barren Island will probably always be Cape Barren to white people," Ms Maluga said.
www.eniar.org /news/truwana.html   (402 words)

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