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Althorpe Island is located 8 kilometres south of Cape Spencer, which is at the foot of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. The island covers 96 hectares and its sheer cliffs rise 93 metres from the ocean. Captain Matthew Flinders first sighted the island on 20 March 1802. There is some conjecture as to whether Flinders named [...]

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Week 23 – Landfall

map: Kangaroo Island 1831

At last the first two ships, the Duke of York and the Lady Mary Pelham are within sight of land. The Duke of York is the first to arrive, reaching the coast of Kangaroo Island on 26 July and sailing safely into Nepean Bay mid-morning on 27th. A beautiful rainbow greets them on arrival, a [...]

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