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The early history of European use of Wilsons Promontory was based on maritime industries such as whaling, sealing and fishing. Remnants from this era can still be seen today and include whale bones and jetty posts.
Over the last 150 years about 40 vessels have been wrecked in the vicinity of Wilsons Promontory.
On the coast of Home Cove, at the southern end of Waterloo Bay there a number of archaeological sites including a fireplace and stone hearths. This indicates the area was a seasonal base for fishers or log extraction at the turn of the 20th century.
Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal coastal communities have a strong interest in the management of the area.
31 Jan 2014
William Ricketts Sanctuary will close from Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2014 to enable a team of arborists to undertake critical tree maintenance within the park. “A large Mountain Ash tree has been assessed by arborists as part of our regular monitoring of the trees and was found…