Cape Schanck, Victoria

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Cape Schanck
Cape schanck looking towards pulpit rock at dawn.jpg
Cape schanck looking towards pulpit rock at dawn
Cape Schanck is located in Melbourne
Cape Schanck
Cape Schanck
Coordinates38°27′40″S 144°54′18″E / 38.461°S 144.905°E / -38.461; 144.905Coordinates: 38°27′40″S 144°54′18″E / 38.461°S 144.905°E / -38.461; 144.905
Population362 (2011 census)[1]
Elevation79 m (259 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Mornington Peninsula
State electorate(s)Nepean
Federal Division(s)Flinders
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.9 °C
62 °F
11 °C
52 °F
751.2 mm
29.6 in

Cape Schanck is the south end of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. It is a piece of land that separates Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bay. It is a narrow headland with cliffs 84.7 metres (278 feet) high. It has a lighthouse made from limestone built in 1859.[2] In December 1800, Cape Schanck was named by Lieutenant James Grant after Admiral James Schank.

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cape Schanck (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-10-17. Edit this at Wikidata
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