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  Tasmania - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tasmania includes many offshore islands, among which are Bruny, the Hunter Islands, the Furneaux Group, King Island, and Macquarie Island.
Tasmania is geologically similar to the Australian continent and was once connected to it.
Tasmania has the highest proportion of national park land of all Australian states; a little less than half the island is protected.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-tasmania.html   (606 words)

  
 Tasmania FAQ: Tasmanian Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Hobart, located on the western bank of the Derwent River in south-eastern Tasmania, is the state's capital and largest city.
Launceston, located on the banks of the Tamar River in northern Tasmania, is the second-largest city in the state.
The state's two other cities, Burnie and Devonport, are both located on the north-west coast of Tasmania.
tourtasmania.com /tasfaq/geography/cities.html   (106 words)

  
 Tasmania Geography
Tasmania is an odd part of the world in that, in many ways, it has more in common with other continents than the one to which it belongs.
Tasmania's mountains also exhibit far more evidence of glacial activity than the rest of Australia, and its climate is different from the rest of Australia due to its latitude and exposure to the Southern Ocean.
Tasmania is separated from the mainland by a body of water known as Bass Strait, which averages 240 kilometres in width.
www.world66.com /australiaandpacific/australia/tasmania/geography   (721 words)

  
 Birding Tasmania
Tasmania is a large island (about the same size as Eire or Sri Lanka) south of the Australian mainland.
Tasmania is geographically ancient, with most of its bulk being an extremely hard basaltic rock called dolerite.
No trip to Tasmania is complete without a visit to a little penguin colony, and the most accessible is just north of the town of Bicheno, on the east coast.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/paaustralia-TasmaniaSiteGuide.htm   (3087 words)

  
 Tasmania information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tasmania was first inhabited by the Tasmanian Aborigines, and evidence indicates their presence in the region, later to become an island, at least 35,000 years ago (rising sea levels cut Tasmania off from mainland Australia about 10,000 years ago).
Tasmania is a rugged island of temperate climate, and was considered so similar in some ways to pre-industrial England that it was referred to by some English colonists as 'a Southern England'.
Tasmania's rail network consists of narrow gauge lines to all four major population centres and to mining or forestry operations on the west coast and in the northwest.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Tasmania   (4159 words)

  
 .:.Iran Web Designer - E-Book.:. » كتابچه آغاز زندگي دراستراليا (Welcome to Tasmania)
The island of Tasmania, an Australian state, is located 200 km south of the eastern portion of the continent, being separated from it by Bass Strait.
Tasmania mapTasmania is a rugged island of temperate climate, and was considered so similar in some ways to pre-industrial England that it was referred to by some English colonists as ‘a Southern England’;.
Tasmania’s relatively low population density and temperate, maritime climate mean that it has a number of relatively unspoilt, ecologically valuable regions.
ebook.irdesigner.com /?p=880   (3285 words)

  
 CU Dept. of Geography Resources: Academic Departments
University of Sofia, Faculty of Geology and Geography.
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography.
Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Geography and Geology.
www.colorado.edu /geography/virtdept/resources/depts/depts.htm   (3085 words)

  
 Australian Geography 
Tasmania's population is concentrated on the north and southeast coasts, where the undulating countryside is rich and fertile and the coast is accessible and inviting.
Inland, the rich forests and mountains of Tasmania's west and southwest form one of the world's last great wilderness areas, almost all of it a World Heritage-listed region.
Tasmania (and Hobart) has four distinct seasons, although storms can bring wintry conditions at any time of year.
studyinaustralia.gov.au /Sia/en/LivingInAustralia/TAS.htm   (228 words)

  
 Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/18/2006 | A settler taps his roots in Tasmania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The work he has culled from his subsequent odyssey is enriched by chance and the discovery that his family tree had roots in the island and its bizarre and sometimes macabre history.
The result departs from a conventional narrative arc and is occasionally unwieldy and discursive - especially when he shifts gears between straightforward history and personal anecdote and the byways of digression.
Flynn was a Tasmanian, and Oberon's Hollywood publicists insisted she was also a native in an effort to hide her Eurasian bloodlines after she became a star and in the unassailable belief that no one would journey to the ends of the Earth to disprove the claim.
www.philly.com /mld/inquirer/news/editorial/14842895.htm   (604 words)

  
 Tasmania Quizzes and Tasmania Trivia -- FunTrivia
Located in Tasmania, it was known as "hell-on-earth", but actually began life as a timber station.
This quiz is about the island of Tasmania, where my family has lived for seven generations.
This is a quiz about place names in Tasmania that are duplicated elsewhere in the world.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/geography/australia/tasmania.html   (359 words)

  
 Lark Distillery - Australian whisky an island spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tasmania is an island of beautiful and dramatic contrasts.
Importantly, geography has given the island of Tasmania a natural advantage, being surrounded by the southern ocean, its air and water are the purest in the world.
Nestled at the base of the towering Mt. Wellington, and on the shore of the Derwent river harbour, Hobart is renowned as one of the most attractive cities in the world.
www.larkdistillery.com.au /tasmania.asp   (352 words)

  
 Geography of Tasmania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The geography of Tasmania is rugged and varied.
Geographically, Tasmania is similar to New Zealand to the east.
The temperate climate (it is the only Australian state with any land below the 40th parallel), rustic environment and numerous historic features has made Tasmania a popular choice for retirees who prefer a temperate climate over a tropical one such as Queensland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Tasmania   (299 words)

  
 Geography of Tasmania biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tasmania is an island of temperate climate, so similar in some ways to pre-industrial England that it was referred to by some English colonists as 'a Southern England'.
As Tasmania has been volcanically inactive in recent geological times, Tasmania has 'rounded smooth' mountain ranges similar to mainland Australia, unlike most of New Zealand.
The temperate climate (only Australian state with any land below the 40th parallel,) rustic environment and numerous historic features (for example, Richmond Bridge in south-eastern Tasmania is the oldest bridge in Australia) has made Tasmania a popular choice for retirees who prefer a temperate climate over a tropical one such as Queensland.
www.biography.ms /Geography_of_Tasmania.html   (238 words)

  
 Visitor's Touring Guide to Tasmania, Australia | Tasmanian wines and wineries
The answer lies in Tasmania’s unique geography, it’s climate and the innovation and dedication of the small but talented group of wine makers around the state.
The climate offers moderate rainfall and good sunshine but most of all it is the quality of the soil that allows Tasmanian winemakers a unique advantage in the growing of really top quality grapes.
Tasmania has some of the most fertile ground in Australia.
www.tasmaniavisitorsguide.com.au /wine.htm   (220 words)

  
 Tasmania travel guide
The island of Tasmania is Australia's smallest and most southerly state.
This was certainly the impression it gave many convicts who were transported from England to serve out their lives in the penal colonies established by the British in the nineteenth century.
And although the winters are wet, the summers are filled with long hot days that can be spent lying on beaches of the purest quartz sand and clearest turquoise seas.
www.world66.com /australiaandpacific/australia/tasmania   (276 words)

  
 Polity - Geography Resources : Academic Departments
University of Karlsruhe, Institute for Geography and Geoecology.
University of Potsdam, Institute of Geography and Geoecology.
University of Leicester, CTI Centre for Geography, Geology, and Meteorology.
www.polity.co.uk /geography/depts.asp   (5456 words)

  
 Bookslut | In Tasmania by Nicholas Shakespeare
It is just that most of this book seems to be an amalgamation of essays, some of which are connected to the general topic of Tasmania by only the thinnest thread.
Shakespeare starts out just fine by describing the geography of Tasmania and highlighting some bits of the land’s history.
His economic and social contributions to Tasmania had long-lasting effects, surely, but Shakespeare could have conveyed that by focusing on Tasmania and not Kemp.
www.bookslut.com /nonfiction/2006_10_010055.php   (552 words)

  
 Tasmania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Tasmania is located about 240 kilometres from the southern coast of Australia across the Bass Strait.
Tasmania is home to some of the World’s most spectacular beaches, rainforest, caves, mountains and waterways.
Tasmania’s tourist industry also enjoys a reputation for ecologically friendly and sustainable tourism.
www.tasmaniaholidaynow.com   (568 words)

  
 Tasmania FAQ: Visiting Tasmania
The geography of Tasmania means that roads tend to be narrower and more winding than many visitors are used to.
Tasmania has not escaped the global rise in petrol prices; at the time of writing prices have topped A$1.40/litre.
Those visiting Tasmania from non-Commonwealth countries, note that you will be required to drive on the left-hand side of the road!
au.tourtasmania.com /tasfaq/visiting/driving.html   (440 words)

  
 Abstracts of papers by Geography Department faculty, California State University, Long Beach
Half of the world's legal poppy crop is grown in Tasmania.
The locational attributes of Tasmania are an important part of the poppy industry.
His impact and legacy in North American Geography are well known.
www.csulb.edu /depts/geography/abstracts/sumner.html   (307 words)

  
 Geo-Links
As with most WWW users, we in the Geography Department keep a list of links we feel are useful for our work.
These, we feel, are some of the most valuable for those interested in the Pacific Island Region and some of the best from all over the world.
These are large, comprehensive lists of Geography and Geography-related information, resources and web-links maintained by various departments around the world.
www.sidsnet.org /pacific/usp/~geography/html/links.HTML   (237 words)

  
 Bass Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bass Strait (IPA: [bæs]) is a sea strait separating Tasmania from the south of the Australian mainland (Victoria in particular).
Like the rest of the waters surrounding Tasmania, and particularly because of its limited depth, it is notoriously rough, with many ships lost there during the 19th century.
Tasmania is currently connected to the mainland via two Telstra-operated fibre optic cables; since 2006, dark fibre capacity has also been available on the Basslink HVDC cable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bass_Strait   (724 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Tasmania, Australia & New Zealand (Australian And New Zealand Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Tasmania, Australia & New Zealand (Australian And New Zealand Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The climate is equable and the rainfall moderate.
The development of hydroelectric power in wilderness regions of Tasmania has been a controversial issue in recent years.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/Tasmania.html   (520 words)

  
 Visitor's Touring Guide to Tasmania, Australia | Regions of Tasmania
Visitors to Tasmania are surprised by the variety of the landscape and the diversity of the climate that can be found around this small island.
The geography of Tasmania gives each region its own distinct weather patterns and this adds to the charm of each area.
You will also discover that every region has its own history and character, that may be very different from those of the nearest neighbouring district.
www.tasmaniavisitorsguide.com.au /regions.htm   (83 words)

  
 The State | 10/28/2006 | Looking deep into a ‘forgotten teardrop’ of an island
Nicholas Shakespeare is a journalist, travel writer and novelist; he musters the disparate skills of those disciplines to fuse Tasmania’s past and present.
The result departs from a conventional narrative arc and is occasionally unwieldy and discursive, especially when Shakespeare shifts gears between straightforward history and personal anecdote.
As he takes us to the present, Shakespeare brings us the unrivaled example of insularity — even for islanders — in two spinster sisters who live on a farm they have not left since a minor excursion to town in 1943.
www.thestate.com /mld/thestate/living/15873838.htm   (462 words)

  
 A settler taps his roots in Tasmania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In Tasmania ranges over geography, genealogy, the tragedy of the aborigines, and the island's turbulent modern beginnings as a British penal colony.
The result departs from a conventional narrative arc and is occasionally unwieldy and discursive -- especially when he shifts gears between straightforward history and personal anecdote and the byways of digression.
As he takes us down to the present, Shakespeare brings us the unrivaled example of insularity -- even for islanders -- in two spinster sisters who live on a farm they have not left since a minor excursion to town in 1943.
www.topix.net /content/kri/2062180353311267762824833211923199020127   (759 words)

  
 Tasmania Government
Parliament consists of three parts: the Crown, the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly.
It is the task of Parliament to provide a forum for the people's elected representatives to debate the important issues of the day and make laws accordingly.
thirteen or more, forms the Government but on several occasions in Tasmania's recent history there has been a Government which has not had a majority and has formed a formal or casual coalition with Members of another party or independents to form a Government.
www.about-australia.com /facts/tasmania/government   (362 words)

  
 School of Geography and Environmental Studies - University of Tasmania
The School of Geography and Environmental Studies provides great opportunities to learn about people and place, landscapes and environments, and their sustainable protection, use and management.
Our programs in geography, environmental studies and spatial information science are internationally recognised, and our graduates work in exciting and diverse fields and professions.
Professor Richard Coleman is Director of this new joint venture bewteen UTAS and CSIRO in quantitative marine research.
www.geol.utas.edu.au /geog   (178 words)

  
 GEG 101 ONLINE!
The realm's human geography is changing - in Australia because of Aboriginal activism and Asian immigration, and in New Zealand because of Maori activism and Pacific-islander immigration.
The economic geography of Australia and New Zealand is dominated by the export of livestock products (and in Australia also by wheat production and mining).
A sub-field of geography- the spatial arrangement of flora and fauna
www.harpercollege.edu /mhealy/geg101i/regions/austral.htm   (1848 words)

  
 School of Geography and Environmental Studies
The project is under the direction of Dr Manuel Nunez, the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania.
The data is collected by Solar Light Co UV-Biometer Model 501 on the roof of the Geography building at the Sandy Bay Campus of the University of Tasmania.
This sensor is connected to a Campbell Scientific Micrologger, which is then connected to a PC server which is capturing the data.
www.geog.utas.edu.au /uvb   (134 words)

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