Cape Inscription, where Dirk Hartog left his plate on the Western Australian island that bears his name in 1616. Photo: Dirk Hartog Island
Cape Inscription, where Dirk Hartog left his plate on the Western Australian island that bears his name in 1616. Photo: Dirk Hartog Island
Australia

Return to 1616: Australian island reintroduces species that vanished when settlers arrived

  • The country’s westernmost point, Dirk Hartog Island, is inhabited by just one family, who run an eco-lodge
  • Animals making a return include banded-hare, rufous-hare wallabies and, hopefully, the chuditch population

Cape Inscription, where Dirk Hartog left his plate on the Western Australian island that bears his name in 1616. Photo: Dirk Hartog Island
Cape Inscription, where Dirk Hartog left his plate on the Western Australian island that bears his name in 1616. Photo: Dirk Hartog Island
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