Roger wrote this article “Tasmanian Border” just as former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett suggested a merger between the two states. I’m not sure if the two men are on the same wave-length, or the timing is just a coincidence! Either way, with Tasmania being an island, you might think the border of the state is obvious. But Roger raises some interesting points about the Bass Strait islands off the “main” island off the “big” island.
In my dreams, I’d retire on Flinders Island. The north east region has exceptional beauty and we intend spending plenty of time there when we visit in late April. It will be shortly after the visit that Think Tasmania will share the photos and experiences with you. In the meantime, you can enjoy these photos taken by Dan Fellow.
Tasmanian Border: North to South
For your information, the Tasmanian border with Victoria is at a parallel of latitude 39° 12’ and is the shortest land based border of all the Australian states by far.
The only land the border passes over is on a six hectare islet of the Hogan Group situated just off the coast of Wilson’s Promontory. The island is now called Boundary Islet after originally being named North East Islet. North East Islet is part of the Kent Group of islands.
South East Cape near Cockle Creek is the southern-most point of Australia. Jeanette will never forget the day that I did a “moon” to celebrate the occasion of being at this coastal extremity! Cape York (the most northerly point of Australia) is 3,680kms away and I still have to “moon” there.
Roger Findlay spends all his holidays in Tasmania, then writes about the experience for Think Tasmania. If you’d like Roger to visit you in the name of research (so we can publish information about your business), please contact us.