I caught the tail end of a TV quiz programme the other week. One of the questions was asking for the states of Australia. I didn't too badly - but I forgot Tasmania. Never again, not since this card arrived!
Tasmania, off the south coast of Australia, is the 26th largest island in the world, not so very much smaller than Ireland but with a population of only 500,000. Much of it is a designated World Heritage Site, the Tasmanian Wilderness, made up of nine different national parks. There is a mountain that fascinates me because of its name - Frenchman's Cap. It must look like a Phrygian cap in one of its various forms.
Other bits of trivia that appeal to me:
- It was once known as Van Dieman's Land
- It was named Van Dieman's Land by Abel Tasman.
- Eaglehawk Neck is an example of tesselated pavement. The Giant's Causeway looks completely different but is another example.