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Brush Island Nature Reserve, Bawley Point, NSW, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Natural
Legal Status Registered (21/10/1980)
Place ID 1599
Place File No 1/11/102/0028
Statement of Significance
Brush Island provides a nesting place of seabirds including the wedge tailed shearwater, the short tailed shearwater, little penguin, sooty oyster catcher. It enables studies of seabirds and their associated environments to take place. The island is very significant for the little penguin (EUDYPTULA MINOR) populations.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
The shorelines of Brush Island are steep rock cliff faces. The large size of the island has allowed varied flora and more extensive timbered areas than is normal on island reserves. Penguin (EUDYPTULA MINOR) tracks and burrows cover most of the island even in the timbered areas. Erosion gullies on the northern side of the island are used and caused by the penguins.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
Natural condition.
About 46.5ha, 0.5km east of Murramarang Point, between the settlements of Bawley Point and Kioloa.
Bibliography Not Available

Report Produced  Sat Aug 30 13:26:45 2014