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Peat Island

Peat Island is a small island of approximately eight hectares in the Hawkesbury River, just north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It forms part of the suburb called Mooney Mooney, and is located just upstream from the Sydney – Newcastle Freeway bridge. Other islands in the Hawkesbury River include Dangar Island, Spectacle Island, Milson Island, Long Island and Lion Island.

Peat Island was originally known as Rabbit Island, presumably due to the fact that rabbits were being kept there as reported in 1841: "That to the east is termed Goat Island, having many of those animals grazing thereon, the other Rabbit Island, which is numerously stocked as a Rabbit Warren." It was only renamed to Peat Island in 1936, due to its proximity to Peat’s Ferry, which at the time was operating between Mooney Mooney and Kangaroo Point on the Hawkesbury. George Peat was an early settler and boat builder who established the first ferry across the Hawkesbury in this vicinity in 1844.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 33° 31' 54" S / 151° 11' 34" E | Time zone : UTC+11:0 / UTC+10 | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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The timber and iron ladders in the cliff face above HMAS Parramatta in the Hawkesbury River - photog...
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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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