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English Island
Geography
Location Spencer Gulf
Country
Australia

English Island is an island off the coast of South Australia. It is a part of the Sir Joseph Banks Group and close to Sibsey Island. The island is most notable for its large colony of sea lions, and for a secession movement started by the eccentic and self-styled "Sir Ralph Styles of English Island" in 1954. The island is part of the Sir Joseph Banks Group Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds and for Cape Barren geese.

Coordinates: 34°38′S 136°12′E / 34.633°S 136.2°E / -34.633; 136.2


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