Shark Bay
Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The 2,200,902-hectare (5,438,550-acre) heritage–listed area is located approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) north ...
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Dirk Hartog
Dirk Hartog (baptized 30 October 1580, Amsterdam – buried 11 October 1621, Amsterdam) was a 17th-century Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's expedition was the second European group to land on Au...
Wooramel Seagrass Bank
Wooramel Seagrass Bank is a large deposit of carbonate sediment, a sand bank, formed by diverse communities of seagrasses off the coast of Carnarvon, Western Australia. The mattes of seagrass meadows ...
List of islands in Shark Bay
This is a list of the islands in the Shark Bay area of the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia, (between 24°30′0″ and 26°30′0″ S, and 112°0′0″ and 114°30′0″ E).There are approximately 30 small island...
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Malgana language
Malgana is an Australian Aboriginal language. It is one of the Kartu languages of the Pama–Nyungan family of languages. Malgana country is the area around Shark Bay in Western Australia. In particular...
Charles Alexandre Lesueur
Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1 January 1778 in Le Havre – 12 December 1846 in Le Havre) was a French naturalist, artist and explorer.In 1801 he travelled to Australia as artist on the expedition o...
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Hartog Plate
Hartog Plate or Dirk Hartog's Plate is either of two plates, although primarily the first, which were left on Dirk Hartog Island during a period of European exploration of the western coast of Austral...
William Dampier
William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651 – March 1715) was the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three tim...
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Henri Freycinet Harbour
Henri Freycinet Harbour also known as Freycinet Estuary is one of the inner gulfs of Shark Bay World Heritage area that lies to the west of the Peron Peninsula.It has a significantly larger number of ...
Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The reserve is 25 km northeast of the town of Denham in the Shark Bay Marine Park and Worl...
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François Péron
François Auguste Péron (1775 – 1810) was a French naturalist and explorer.
Péron was born in Cérilly, Allier, in 1775, the son of a tailor (not a harness maker as is frequently asserted). Althoug...
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Shark Bay Marine Park
The Shark Bay Marine Park is protected marine park located within the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Shark Bay, in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The 748,725-hectare (1,850,140-acre) marine p...
Woodleigh crater
Woodleigh is a large meteorite impact crater (astrobleme) in Western Australia, centred on Woodleigh Station east of Shark Bay. A team of four scientists at the Geological Survey of Western Australia ...
Zuytdorp Cliffs
The Zuytdorp Cliffs extend for about 150 km along a rugged, spectacular and little visited segment of the Western Australian Indian Ocean coast in Shark Bay. The cliffs extend from just north of ...
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Geographe Channel
The Geographe Channel is an arm of the Indian Ocean between Bernier Island and Dorre Island (to the west) and the mainland of Western Australia (to the east). It is the northern part of Shark Bay.
Eagle Island (Western Australia)
Location of Eagle Island (Western Australia)Eagle Island is about 200 metres from Eagle Bluff on the Peron Peninsula in Shark Bay World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. It is...
Faure Island
Location of Faure IslandFaure Island is a 58 km island pastoral lease and nature reserve, east of the Francois Peron National Park on the Peron Peninsula, in Shark Bay, Western Australia. It lies...
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Henry Mangles Denham
Vice Admiral Sir Henry Mangles Denham, CMG (28 August 1800 – 3 July 1887) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.
Denham entered the navy at the age of 12 a...
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Shire of Shark Bay
The Shire of Shark Bay is a Local government area of Western Australia. It has an area of 25,423 km² and a population of about 950. It is made up of two peninsulas, located at the westernmost p...
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Freycinet Island
Location of Freycinet IslandFreycinet Island is a small island (3ha, 8acres) in Henri Freycinet Harbour, lying off the Carrarang peninsula in the southern part of Shark Bay, on the-west coast of Weste...
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Shark Bay mouse
The Shark Bay mouse, Djoongari or Alice Springs mouse (Pseudomys fieldi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia, restricted to four islands in the Shark Bay area. ...
Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve
The Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve is a protected marine nature reserve located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Shark Bay in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The 127,000-hectare (310,...
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Baudin Island (Shark Bay)
Baudin Island is a small island (20ha, 50acres) in Henri Freycinet Harbour, the southern part of Shark Bay in Western Australia.The island was named after the French explorer Nicolas Baudin who passed...
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Shark Bay Airport
Shark Bay Airport (IATA: MJK, ICAO: YSHK) is an airport located on the Peron Peninsula within the Shark Bay World Heritage site in the Gascoyne region serving Monkey Mia, a resort in Western Aust...
Useless Loop, Western Australia
Useless Loop is located in the Southern Region of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Shark Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which also is home to the more famous Monkey Mia. Useless Loop is a closed c...
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Eendracht (1615 ship)
The Eendracht was an early 17th Century Dutch wooden-hulled sailing ship, launched in 1615 in the service of the Dutch East India Company. It was captained by Dirk Hartog when he made the second recor...
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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 hospital location in the early 1900s...
Meade Island
Location of Meade IslandMeade Island is an uninhabited sand island located about 200 metres from Dirk Hartog Island in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site in Western Australia, and joined to that islan...