Nickol Bay
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Nickol Bay

Nickol Bay is a bay between the Burrup Peninsula and Dixon Island, on the Pilbara coast in Western Australia.

Once alternatively spelled "Nicol Bay", it was named by John Septimus Roe for a sailor who was lost overboard during an expedition.[1]

F. T. Gregory visited the bay a number of times in 1861.[2][3]

When the tiny Forlorn Hope sailed around the Bay in June 1865, they landed several times but found no signs of European habitation,[4] yet two years later a settlement named Roebourne had been established and the district's virtues for rearing sheep were being extolled widely.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Location Map". Hamersley News. VI (13). Western Australia. 12 July 1973. p. 6. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Mr. F. T. Gregory's Expedition to the N. W. Coast of Australia". The Inquirer And Commercial News. XXII (1, 087). Western Australia. 27 November 1861. p. 2. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Gregory's Last Expedition to the North-West Coast of Australia". The Age (2, 237). Victoria, Australia. 26 December 1861. p. 7. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Voyage of the Forlorn Hope". The Adelaide Express. II (529). South Australia. 24 August 1865. p. 2. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Nickol Bay". The Perth Gazette And West Australian Times. 4 (12). Western Australia. 27 December 1867. p. 2. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Nickol Bay". The Inquirer And Commercial News. XXXI (1569). Western Australia. 23 December 1868. p. 3. Retrieved 2019 – via National Library of Australia.

Coordinates: 20°36?S 116°54?E / 20.600°S 116.900°E / -20.600; 116.900


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