Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Where is Bruny Island

Bruny Island is an Island off the coast of Tasmania. The Island was discovered by captain Cook. Apparently when captain cook first sighted the Island he thought it was actually part of mainland Australia.

The first Apple tree in Australia was planted in Adventure Bay on the south of Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is comprised of two islands connected by an isthmus or narrow neck of land, known by the locals simply as the neck.

Penguins nest around the Bruny Island neck & are a real attraction for tourists & locals alike.

The neck boasts a great lookout post which has a plaque dedicated to Truganini Tasmanias last full blood Aboriginal who's birthplace was Bruny Island.

Bruny Island is the locale of many historical events. If you fancy a visit to the Bruny Island it will take a short, scenic ferry ride, you can take vehicles on the ferry or just walk on. Check out this link for ferry details

The award winning novel ALPHABET OF LIGHT & DARK written by Danielle Wood is also set on Bruny Island around the beautiful windswept lighthouse.

Cheers Island Girl

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