Welcome to Bruny Island
Bruny Island is an island at the bottom of Tasmania. Tasmania is an island at the bottom of Australia.
Bruny Island is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It is a long island with great natural features.
To get onto the island you have to travel on a ferry called the Mirambeena. Mirambeena is Palawa (local Aboriginal language) for 'Welcome'.
Some of Bruny Island's features are natural and some man-made.
Natural features include:
white wallabies, an amazing array of native birds, including the peregrine falcon, 40 spotted pardalote and swift parrots, seals, whales and dolphins around our coastline
beautiful beaches and world-class surf,untouched rainforests,some of the world's largest sea cliffs and the amazing breathing rock.
Bruny Island District School is the only school on the island. There are 43 kids at the school (and growing!!). The school has a farm, tennis court, basketball court, oval and playground equipment. The farm has sheep, chicken, aviary birds and a cranky old Muscovy duck with a red beak.
We all enjoy living on Bruny Island, we hope you enjoy our photos and come to visit us soon!
these photos are part of our Snapshots of Remote Communities exhibition
'Sunset over the Neck'
At home, Mum has a huge garden. The ferry takes us and other people across from the
She grows too many zucchinis. mainland and from Bruny. If there were no ferry it would be hard to get back and forth
This is the view from the top of the stairs on the Neck, which is the small strip of land that joins North Bruny and South Bruny. This is where penguins and mutton birds live and breed on Bruny Island.