Salt Lake, Rottnest Island, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 11, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
The Island has six major habitats: coastal, salt lakes, brackish swamps, woodlands, heath and settled areas. Salt lakes occupy ten per cent of the area of Rottnest Island. Many of them – including Lake Baghdad, Lake Vincent, Herschel Lake, Garden Lake, Government House Lake and Serpentine Lake – are permanent and have surrounding beaches. Other lakes such as Pink Lake, Lake Sirius, Lake Negri and the twin Pearse Lakes may dry out in summer. [Rottnest Island]
Showing the Salt Lake, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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