Pine Island (Canberra)


Pine Island (Canberra)

Pine Island is an island on the Murrumbidgee River where the river flows through the Canberra suburb of Tuggeranong, Australia.

Pine Island is not a permanent island, but exists when the area floods.cite web|title= ACT Waterwatch: Secondary DSS - Pine Island and Point Hut Crossing |publisher= Environment ACT |url= http://www.act.waterwatch.org.au/education/pine&pthut.htm#exploringpine |accessdate= 2008-06-15] The island is named for the black cypress pines that grow locally.

In 1820 Canberra was first settled by europeans. Charles Throsby explored around the Canberra area (then known as Canberry or Kamberry) looking for the Murrumbidgee River that was believed to run nearby. He came across the river near Pine Island in April 1821.cite web |title= Discover our Territory |publisher= Canberra & District Historical Society |url= http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/discover.asp |accessdate= 2008-06-15]

The area is a well known picnic and swimming area in summer. There is a bushwalking path called the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, that runs between Pine Island, past Red Rocks Gorge to Kambah Pool.cite web |title= Murrumbidgee River Corridor |publisher= Department of Territory and Municipal Services |url= http://www.tams.act.gov.au/play/parks_forests_and_reserves/recreation_in_acts_parks_forests_and_bushlands/murrumbidgee_river_corridor |accessdate= 2008-06-15]

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References

*cite web|title= ACT Waterwatch: Secondary DSS - Pine Island and Point Hut Crossing |publisher= Environment ACT |url= http://www.act.waterwatch.org.au/education/pine&pthut.htm#exploringpine |accessdate= 2008-06-15
*cite web |title= Discover our Territory |publisher= Canberra & District Historical Society |url= http://www.canberrahistory.org.au/discover.asp |accessdate= 2008-06-15


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