Victoria Settlement The ruins of Victoria Settlement bear a poignant reminder of hardship and desperation of the early years of colonisation. In 1818 Captain Phillip Parker King explored and named Cobourg Peninsula and Port Essington. His surveys also determined the locations of the first European settlements in northern Australia: Fort Dundas (Tiwi Islands) Fort Wellington and Victoria. With the fear of Dutch and French expansion in the southern East Indies...
2019 On the Road Again
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What do you do in a remote Park like this one? Fishing, observing birds and animals, walking, visiting the ruins of Victoria Settlement. Our newly made friends from Darwin Ken and Sue-Ann actually caught some fish. Simon nearly caught a fish and the rest of us observed the heavens,birds and animals and visited Victoria Settlement. I will add albums to illustrate.
Photo taken at Smith's Point . We had an eventful day what with Derek and Simon catching no fish but watching warily a log they thought was a croc, me frighening off a Whistling Kite from stealing our lamb roast and Liz baking a beautiful loaf of bread.
Having travelled much off yesterday to the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park also knwn as the Cobourg Peninsula National Park we spend most of today setting up and relaxing