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Cape Blanche

Cape Blanche
South Australia
Cape Blanche is located in South Australia
Cape Blanche
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)[1]
Location 25 km (16 mi) south south-west of Streaky Bay

Cape Blanche is a headland located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south south-west of the town of Streaky Bay and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the town of Sceale Bay. The point is the southern extremity of Sceale Bay and the northern extremity of a promontory that separates Sceale Bay in the north west from Searcy Bay in the south east. While it is within the coastline first charted by Matthew Flinders on 9 February 1802, it is not named by Flinders possibly due to the coastline being obscured by a thick haze. The cape is reported as being one of the sixteen features named in South Australia after Blanche Ann Skurray, the wife of Richard Graves MacDonnell, the sixth Governor of South Australia who served from 1855 to 1862. The cape has been within the boundary of the Cape Blanche Conservation Park since 2012 while the waters adjoining its shoreline have been within a sanctuary zone in the West Coast Bays Marine Park also since 2012.[2][3][1][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b South Australia. Department of Marine and Harbors (DMH) (1985), The Waters of South Australia a series of charts, sailing notes and coastal photographs, Dept. of Marine and Harbors, South Australia, pp. charts 39 & 41,  
  2. ^ "Search for feature SA0007257 (Cape Blanche (SA))". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "West Coast Bays Marine Park Management Plan 2012" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 2012. p. 23. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
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  5. ^ Manhood, C. C. "MacDonnell, Sir Richard Graves (1814–1881)".  
  6. ^ "The Manning Index - Blanche Cup". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2010). Pub175, Sailing directions (enroute) north, west, and south coast of Australia (PDF) (10th ed.).  
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