Hope Island (Tasmania)

The Hope Island, part of the Partridge Island Group, is a small island that lies close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island is located in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and the Tasmanian mainland.[1][2] Its neighbouring islets are named Faith and Charity, and also the Arch Rock.

Flora and fauna

The island was previously farmed, and is mostly cleared of its original vegetation, though small patches of eucalypts remain. Rabbits are present.[1]

History

“HOPE ISLAND.-This is the island to which D’Entrecasteaux gave the name of Lahaye, in honour of a famous French gardener. It was discovered on May 20, 1792, by M. de la Janice, an officer of the ship Esperance.”[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X p.607.
  2. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006, retrieved 20 July 2006
  3. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10114401

Coordinates: 43°20′S 147°02′E / 43.333°S 147.033°E / -43.333; 147.033