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Bernier Island

Bernier Island is one of three islands that comprise the Bernier and Dorre Island Nature Reserve in the Shark Bay World Heritage area in Western Australia.

It was a lock hospital location in the early 1900s.

It is located at the north-western corner of the World Heritage area, almost due west of Carnarvon, Western Australia. The 2.6 ha Koks Island is offshore from the lighthouse at its northern end. It is separated from Dorre Island to its south by a 500 m gap with a depth of 4 m.

The island is home to one of the few remaining colonies of the Banded Hare-wallaby (Lagostrophus fasciatus) and the endangered species of mouse Pseudomys fieldi, known as djoongari or the Shark Bay mouse, of which there is an estimated 5,000 to 9,000 individuals.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 24° 50' 53" S / 113° 8' 20" E | Time zone : UTC+8 | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century. It is documented that Aborigines spoke languages that can be classified into about 250 groups. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories.
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