Descriptive Essay On Wybalenna

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Flinders Island Tasmania Next up in Tasmania we head for Flinders Island which is the main island of the Furneaux group, a collection of 52 islands stretching across Bass Strait between Tasmania and mainland Australia. There is much to do and explore on this island. Visit Wybalenna one of the most historic sites in relation to Tasmanian Aboriginals and the Furneaux group. The graveyard has unmarked aboriginal graves as well as graves of some of the first European settlers. In the cemetery the Young Farmers’ Club put up a plaque to commemorate the death of more than 100 Aborigines at Wybalenna. What is left of this settlement is the chapel, cemetery and low piles of broken bricks. In early October you can see a sprinkling of white and blue irises in the grass. An area of 126 hectares has been made a Historic Site. Today Wybalenna counts again as an…show more content…
It is a lovely national park with granite mountains and rugged coastal scenery. This national park is a wild and remote sanctuary for a lot of rare plant and animal species. Within the park are open forests of Tasmanian blue gum and a dense coastal fringe of tea tree as well as Sassafras-musk rainforest and many rare orchids. Among the resident animal population you’ll find wombats, Bennett’s wallabies, Tasmanian pademelons and potoroos. There are also many birds over 100 species living in the park. You can see the rare swift parrot, forty-spotted pardalote, grey-tailed tattler and the hooded plover. Ways to get to know this national park is by taking short walks from Trousers Point and Fotheringate Bay as they pass through Casuarina woodland and coastal heath. For the more energetic you can take the Strzelecki Peaks walking track. This is a most challenging day walk that rises from sea level to the 756-meter granite massifs. This is the highest point on Flinders Island and offers awesome views. There are also a number of short rock

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