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ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956.
Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members "of the Aboriginal race of Australia" (indigenous to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania).
Acacia rostellifera, commonly known as summer-scented wattle or skunk tree is a coastal tree or small tree in the family Fabaceae.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Ammunition (informally ammo) is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon.
Arctocephalus forsteri, the Australasian fur seal, South Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal, Antipodean fur seal, or long-nosed fur seal, is a species of fur seal found mainly around the South and Western coasts and offshore islands of Australia, and the North Island and South Island of New Zealand.
Arthur Head (also known as Arthur's Head) in Fremantle, Western Australia is a former large limestone headland on the southern side of the mouth of the Swan River, now also the entry to Fremantle Harbour.
Australian Archaeology is a biannual peer reviewed academic journal published by the Australian Archaeological Association.
The Australian Law Reports are an unauthorised series of law reports which report cases from the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Courts of the states and territories exercising federal jurisdiction.
The Australian pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius), also known as the pied cormorant, pied shag, or great pied cormorant, is a medium-sized member of the cormorant family.
The Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) also known as the Australian sea-lion or Australian sealion, is a species of sea lion that is the only endemic pinniped in Australia.
The Australian shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides), also known as the chestnut-breasted shelduck or mountain duck, is a shelduck part of the bird family Anatidae.
The Australian Staff Corps was a small corps of Regular Army officers who were trained in staff duties and who were largely responsible for the training of the Militia, Australia’s part-time military force, during the inter-war period and in the early years following the Second World War.
The banded stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) is a nomadic wader of the stilt and avocet family, Recurvirostridae, native to Australia.
Barrack Street Jetty is located on the edge of Perth Water on the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia.
Bathurst Lighthouse is one of two lighthouses on Rottnest Island, the other being Wadjemup Lighthouse.
Before Present (BP) years is a time scale used mainly in geology and other scientific disciplines to specify when events occurred in the past.
BirdLife International (formerly the International Council for Bird Preservation) is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats, and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
The BL 9.2 inch guns Mk IX and Mk XMk IX.
The black rat (Rattus rattus), also known as the ship rat, roof rat, house rat, is a common long-tailed rodent of the genus Rattus (rats) in the subfamily Murinae.
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is a Western Australian Government authority charged with the administration of Kings Park and Bold Park.
Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin.
The bridled tern (Onychoprion anaethetus)Bridge, E. S.; Jones, A. W. & Baker, A. J. (2005).
Artemia is a genus of aquatic crustaceans also known as brine shrimp.
Burton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) is a species of lizard in the family Pygopodidae.
Bushfires are frequent events during the warmer months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.
Cakile is a genus within the flowering plant family Brassicaceae.
Callitris preissii is a species of conifer in the Cupressaceae family, endemic to Rottnest Island, Australia.
Careening (also known as "heaving down") is the practice of grounding a sailing vessel at high tide in order to expose one side of its hull for maintenance and repairs below the water line when the tide goes out.
The Caspian tern (Hydroprogne caspia) is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution.
The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.
Cetacea are a widely distributed and diverse clade of aquatic mammals that today consists of the whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Christinus marmoratus, also known as marbled gecko or marbled southern gecko, is a species of Gekkonidae (gecko) native to southern mainland of Australia, from Victoria to Western Australia.
Rottnest Island was first settled by European colonists in 1830 following their arrival at Western Australia and the Swan River Colony.
The Commonwealth Law Reports (CLR) are the authorised reports of decisions of the High Court of Australia.
Cottesloe is a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the Town of Cottesloe.
The curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) is a small wader that breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia.
Dôme is a franchise chain of European-style café restaurants based in Perth, Western Australia.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) was a department of the Government of Western Australia.
The Australian Department of the Environment was a department of the Government of Australia that existed between September 2013 and July 2016.
The Division of Fremantle is an electoral division of the Australian House of Representatives in Western Australia.
The dugite (Pseudonaja affinis) is a species of venomous, potentially lethal, snake native to Western Australia, a member of the family Elapidae.
Egernia kingii, King's skink, is a species of skink native to coastal regions of south-western Australia common on Rottnest Island and Penguin Island and some coastal areas with open forest and open heath.
Fremantle is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.
Eolianite or aeolianite is any rock formed by the lithification of sediment deposited by aeolian processes; that is, the wind.
The fairy tern (Sternula nereis) is a small tern which is native to the southwestern Pacific.
A feral cat is a cat that lives outdoors and has had little or no human contact.
Flag semaphore (from the Greek σῆμα, sema, meaning sign and φέρω, phero, meaning to bear; altogether the sign-bearer) is the telegraphy system conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands.
A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion.
Flu season is an annually recurring time period characterized by the prevalence of outbreaks of Influenza (flu).
Frederick de Houtman (1571 – 21 October 1627), or Frederik de Houtman, was a Dutch explorer who sailed along the Western coast of Australia en route to Batavia, known today as Jakarta in Indonesia.
Fremantle is a major Australian port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River.
Garden Island is a slender island about long and wide, lying about off the Western Australian coast, to which it is now linked by a man-made causeway.
Geelvinck ("yellow finch") was a Dutch surname.
Rottnest Island lies 18 kilometres west of the coastline of Perth, Western Australia, and is 4.5 km (2.8m) at its widest, and 11 km long.
The Governor of Western Australia is the representative in Western Australia of the Queen of Australia, Elizabeth II.
The greater crested tern Retrieved 28 February 2012 (Thalasseus bergii), also called crested tern or swift tern, is a tern in the family Laridae that nests in dense colonies on coastlines and islands in the tropical and subtropical Old World.
The grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the black-bellied plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in Arctic regions.
Sir Harry Pateshall Colebatch CMG (29 March 1872 – 12 February 1953), better known as Sir Hal Colebatch, was a long-serving and occasionally controversial figure in Western Australian politics.
Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch (born 7 October 1945), also known as Hal G. P. Colebatch and Hal Colebatch is an Australian author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer.
Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.
A heliograph (helios, meaning "sun", and graphein, meaning "write") is a wireless solar telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code) reflected by a mirror.
Henry Vincent (c. 1796 - 6 May 1869) was the first Superintendent of Rottnest Island Aboriginal Prison, in Western Australia.
The High Court of Australia is the supreme court in the Australian court hierarchy and the final court of appeal in Australia.
Hillarys is a northern coastal suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Joondalup.
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.
An Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) is an area identified using an internationally agreed set of criteria as being globally important for the conservation of bird populations.
Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.
Internment is the imprisonment of people, commonly in large groups, without charges or intent to file charges, and thus no trial.
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia.
Admiral Sir James Stirling (28 January 179122 April 1865) was a British naval officer and colonial administrator.
John Daniel was an English sea captain who, in the ship New London, charted part of the coast of Western Australia in 1681.
Ledge Point is a small coastal township 105 km north of Perth, Western Australia.
Leonard Michael Collard (born 24 December 1959) is a Noongar elder, professor and Australian Research Council chief investigator at the School of Indigenous Studies University of Western Australia.
A light aircraft is an aircraft that has a maximum gross takeoff weight of or less.
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.
Perth, Western Australia hosts a variety of unique and biologically diverse habitats found nowhere else on Earth.
This is a list of Law reports covering the decisions of Australian Courts.
A maritime pilot, also known as a marine pilot, harbor pilot or bar pilot and sometimes simply called a pilot, is a sailor who maneuvers ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths.
Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia.
Materiel, more commonly matériel in US English and also listed as the only spelling in some UK dictionaries (both pronounced, from French matériel meaning equipment or hardware), refers to military technology and supplies in military and commercial supply chain management.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
Melaleuca lanceolata commonly known as black paperbark, moonah, Rottnest Island teatree and western black tea tree is a plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae and is native to Australia where it occurs in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The moaning frog (Heleioporus eyrei) is a burrowing frog native to south-western Western Australia.
The motorbike frog (Litoria moorei) is a frog well known in Southwest Australia.
Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths.
The Honourable Justice Nicholas Paul Hasluck AM (born 17 October 1942) is an Australian novelist, poet and short story writer, and judge.
Nicolas Thomas Baudin (17 February 1754 – 16 September 1803) was a French explorer, cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer.
The Noongar (also spelt Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, Nyugah, Yunga) are a constellation of peoples of Indigenous Australian descent who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton on the west coast to Esperance on the south coast.
Olearia axillaris is a shrub of the Asteraceae family, found in coastal areas of Australia.
The osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range.
The Pacific reef heron (Egretta sacra), also known as the eastern reef heron or eastern reef egret, is a kind of heron.
Panulirus cygnus is a species of spiny lobster (family Palinuridae), found off the west coast of Australia.
The Parliament of Western Australia is the bicameral legislature of the Australian state of Western Australia, forming the legislative branch of the Government of Western Australia.
The peafowl include three species of birds in the genera Pavo and Afropavo of the Phasianidae family, the pheasants and their allies.
A penal colony is a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general population by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Perth Canyon is a submarine canyon located on the edge of the continental shelf off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, approximately west of Rottnest Island.
Peter Nicholas Broun (17 August 1797 – 5 November 1846), known for most of his life as Peter Nicholas Brown, was the first Colonial Secretary of Western Australia, and a member of Western Australia's first Legislative Council.
Admiral Phillip Parker King, FRS, RN (13 December 1791 – 26 February 1856) was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.
The pied oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) is a species of oystercatcher.
Piloting (on water) or pilotage (in the air also British English) or land navigation is navigating, using fixed points of reference on the sea or on land, usually with reference to a nautical chart, aeronautical chart or topographic map, to obtain a fix of the position of the vessel, aircraft or land traveler with respect to a desired course or location.
Pinus radiata, family Pinaceae, the Monterey pine, insignis pine or radiata pine, is a species of pine native to the Central Coast of California and Mexico (Guadalupe Island and Cedros island).
The Pleistocene (often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations.
The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive branch of government in the Australian state of Western Australia.
The quokka (Setonix brachyurus), the only member of the genus Setonix, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat.
A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.
Ramphotyphlops australis, or the Southern blindsnake, is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.
Red Rooster is an Australian fast food restaurant chain founded in 1972 that specialises in roast chicken.
The red-capped plover (Charadrius ruficapillus), also known as the red-capped dotterel, is a small plover.
The red-necked avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) also known as the Australian avocet, cobbler, cobbler's awl, and painted lady, is a wader of the family Recurvirostridae that is endemic to Australia and is fairly common and widespread throughout, except for the north and north east coastal areas of the country.
The red-necked stint (Calidris ruficollis) is a small migratory wader.
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands (forestation) that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.
A reformatory or reformatory school is a youth detention center or an adult correctional facility popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Western countries.
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and larger particles from drinking water.
Robert Duncan Drewe (born 9 January 1943) is an Australian novelist, non-fiction and short story writer.
The rock parrot (Neophema petrophila), also known as the rock elegant, is a parrot which is endemic to coastal South Australia, southern Western Australia, and that continent's offshore islands, including Rottnest Island.
The Rottnest Channel Swim is an annual open water swimming event from Cottesloe Beach through Gage Roads to Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, near Perth.
Rottnest Island Airport is a small airport for light aircraft, situated about from the main settlement at Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island and northwest of Fremantle.
Since the first Europeans visited the west coast of Australia in the 17th century, Rottnest Island has seen numerous shipwrecks.
The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria.
Salt, table salt or common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
A salt lake or saline lake is a landlocked body of water that has a concentration of salts (typically sodium chloride) and other dissolved minerals significantly higher than most lakes (often defined as at least three grams of salt per litre).
Schoolies or schoolies week (also known as leavers' or leavers' week in Queensland Surfers Paradise and Western Australia and coasties in the Australian Capital Territory) refers to the Australian tradition of high-school graduates (also known as "schoolies" or "leavers") having week-long holidays following the end of their final exams in late November and early December.
The Sign-bearing Froglet (Crinia insignifera) is a species of frog in the Myobatrachidae family.
The silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) is the most common gull seen in Australia.
Sorrento is a northern coastal suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia in the local government area of the City of Joondalup.
The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to the genus Eubalaena.
Spinifex longifolius, commonly known as beach spinifex, is a perennial grass that grows in sandy regions along the seacoast.
A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the sea bed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals across stretches of ocean and sea.
Subway is an American privately held fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads.
The Supreme Court of Western Australia is the highest state court in the Australian State of Western Australia.
The Swan River Colony was a British colony established in 1829 on the Swan River, in Western Australia.
Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through fresh or salt water, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival.
The Amazing Race 9 is the ninth installment of the American reality television show The Amazing Race. The season featured eleven teams of two, all with pre-existing relationships, in a race around the world for a grand prize.
The Bone Clocks is a novel by British writer David Mitchell.
The Inquirer & Commercial News was a newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia from 1855 to 1901.
The Sunday Times, owned by Seven West Media, is a tabloid Sunday newspaper printed in Perth and distributed throughout Western Australia.
The West Australian, widely known as The West (Saturday edition: The Weekend West) is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by Seven West Media (SWM), as is the state's other major newspaper, The Sunday Times.
Tiliqua rugosa is a short-tailed, slow moving species of blue-tongued skink found in Australia.
Australia uses three main time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (AWST; UTC+08:00), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST; UTC+09:30), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00).
Under the Lighthouse Dancing is a 1997 Australian romantic drama film directed by Graeme Rattigan, based on a true story.
The Vergulde Draeck or Gilt Dragon was a 42-metre, 260-tonne 'Jacht' constructed in 1653 by the Amsterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company or Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC).
Completed in 1849, the original Wadjemup Lighthouse (also known as Rottnest Island Light Station) was Western Australia's first stone lighthouse and was built to provide a safer sailing passage for ships to Fremantle Port and the Swan River Colony.
The wedge-tailed shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae.
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.
The Western Australian Museum is the state museum for Western Australia.
The white-fronted chat (Epthianura albifrons) is a species of bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae native to southern Australia.
Willem Hesselsz de Vlamingh (bapt. 28 November 1640 – 1698 or later) was a Dutch sea-captain who explored the central west coast of Australia (then "New Holland") in the late 17th century.
Wind hybrid power systems combines wind turbines with other storage and/or generation sources.
A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.
The Winnit Club is a voluntary service organisation that has been going to Rottnest Island since 1931.
The Western Australian Zoological Parks Authority was created under the act of the same name in 2001, and under the Minister of Environment for Western Australia.
The 2016 Australian census was the seventeenth national population census held in Australia.