Jussieu Peninsula

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Jussieu Peninsula
South Australia
Curta Rocks, Port Lincoln National Park - South Australia.jpg
Curta Rocks, South Australia
Jussieu Peninsula is located in South Australia
Jussieu Peninsula
Jussieu Peninsula
Coordinates34°51′18″S 135°52′42″E / 34.855108°S 135.878459°E / -34.855108; 135.878459Coordinates: 34°51′18″S 135°52′42″E / 34.855108°S 135.878459°E / -34.855108; 135.878459[1]
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.2 °C
70 °F
11.3 °C
52 °F
383.2 mm
15.1 in

Jussieu Peninsula is a peninsula located at the south east end of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It is bounded by Proper Bay and Spalding Cove within the natural harbour known as Port Lincoln to the north, Spencer Gulf to the east and the Great Australian Bight to the south. While it was first explored and mapped by Matthew Flinders during February 1802, Flinders did not name it. In 1913, the name proposed by François Péron and Louis de Freycinet from Baudin's expedition when it visited later in 1802 was declared as the peninsula's official name by the Government of South Australia. Jussieu refers to the French botanist, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu. While parts of its surface have been cleared and used for agricultural purposes in the past, it is currently occupied by two protected areas: the Lincoln National Park and the Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area. [3][4][5]


A shore-based bay whaling station is believed to have operated at Spalding Cove between 1829 and 1832.[6]

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  1. ^ "Search results for 'Jussieu Peninsula, PEN' with the following datasets being selected – 'NNPW and Conservation Reserve Boundaries', 'Suburbs and Localities' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics NORTH SHIELDS (PORT LINCOLN AWS)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ Manning, Geoffrey H (2006), Manning's place names of South Australia from Aaron Creek to Zion Hill ([Extended and rev. ed.] ed.), Gould Books, p. 221, ISBN 978-0-947284-60-2
  4. ^ "Lincoln National Park Management Plan". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 2004. pp. 1 & 25. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area Management Plan,". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 2005. p. 1. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ Kostoglou, Parry; McCarthy, Justin (1991). Whaling and sealing sites in South Australia (First ed.). Fremantle: Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology. p. 22.

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