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The island is 1. The island was known by the local Aboriginal people as Boambilly and the current name comes from its shape, which is claimed to resemble a shark. The island has been the site of drownings, shipwrecks, and at least one shark attack, when, inAustralian rules footballer and cricketer George Coulthard was sitting in a boat anchored offshore and was pulled overboard by a large shark.
Coulthard managed to return to the boat, and the attack and escape were widely reported. Parts of the island were set aside as a recreation reserve as early as and it was also used as an animal quarantine station and naval depot until At that time it became exclusively a recreation reserve and part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.
Approved operators and a scheduled ferry service take people to the island. Just north of the northern tip of the island is Shark Island Lightan active pile lighthouse which was built in The lighthouse is painted white. It is very close to the island, about fifteen to twenty metres away. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. National Parks and Wildlife Service. NSW Government. Retrieved Harbour Shark - Al Campbell - Harbour Shark September Retrieved 6 June Lighthouses of Australia.
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