Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef lies along the east coast of Queensland, from the Gulf of Papua to Lady Elliot Island, a coral cay 100 km north-east of Bundaberg. It is administered by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (1975). The Authority has control of 345,400 sq km of marine park which, at its widest point, extends 400 km east of Mackay.

Further Reading: 

Gary Bell, The Great Barrier Reef: a world heritage national park, Archerfield, Steve Parish Publishing, 2007

James Bowen and Margarita Bowen, The Great Barrier Reef: history, science, heritage, Port Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 2002

Keith Gillett, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Frenchs Forest, Reed Books, 1984

Patricia Mather and Isobel Bennett, A coral reef handbook: a guide to the geology, flora and fauna of the Great Barrier Reef, Chipping Norton, Surry Beatty and Sons, 1993

Vincent Serventy, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne, Sun Books, 1987

Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Magnetic Island and Palm Island entries


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