Tasmania’s offshore islands

Tasmania’s offshore islands: seabirds and other natural features is a book published by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2001. The book is considered an essential measure of the state of Tasmania’s islands, birds inhabiting them, and the condition of the islands.[1][2][3] The main author was Nigel Brothers, a Hobart based biologist,[4] the other contributors were Vanessa Halley, Helen Pryor, and David Pemberton.[5][6]

The Tasmanian archipelago is made up of 334 islands. This book highlights the uniqueness and importance of 280, as significant breeding refuges and wealthy natural resources. Islands are documented with descriptions of topography, wildlife, vegetation and full-colour photographs.”

— Publisher’s website.[7]

Coastal/Island groupings

Brothers, et al., choose to group the coastal regions and their associated islands in seven broad coastal regions:


  1. ^ Pryor, Helen (2004). “Small Offshore Island Management Planning in Tasmania – a collaborative approach” (PDF). Coast to Coast. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 29 March 2005.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ “Directory: Library Catalogue : H.L. White Library: Tasmania’s offshore islands, seabirds and other natural features”. Birds Australia. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  3. ^ Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. “Chapter 9: Prioritisation of high conservation status offshore islands” (PDF). Ecosure. National Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 11 November 2009.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Brothers, Nigel; Tasmania. Parks and Wildlife Service (1996), Catching fish, not birds : a guide to improving your longline fishing efficiency (Australian longline version ed.), Dept of Environment and Land Management, ISBN 978-0-7246-4282-3
  5. ^ “Nigel Brothers NG2085 [Records]”. State Library of Tasmania. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  6. ^ Pemberton, David (2001). “Island of islands [Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: Seabirds and Other Natural Features (2001), compiled by Owen, David; Nigel Brothers; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen and Halley, Vanessa. Owen, David interviews co-author David Pemberton, a Hobart-based biologist.]”. Island. Sandy Bay, Tasmania (85): 90–98. ISSN 1035-3127.
  7. ^ Brothers, Nigel (2001). Tasmania’s offshore islands : seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 978-0-7246-4816-0. as quoted in the National Library of Australia

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