Bruny Island

Bruny Island is located off the South-Eastern coast of Tasmania. The island was once connected by a land bridge to Tasmania, and inhabited by the Nuenonne people (including Truganini), who called it Lunnawannalonna. The bay was visited by various white men including Furneaux, Cook, Bligh, D'Entrecasteaux, and Baudin, which followed the decimation of the Nuenonne by disease, massacre and displacement. This saw the bay established as a whaling station in the nineteenth century, because original inhabitants could no longer protest against the site. Remains of the station are evident today.