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Epacris

Epacris

Epacris is a genus of about 35-40 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, though formerly often treated in a separate family Epacridaceae. The genus is native to eastern and southeastern Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand. The species are known as heaths or Australian heaths. Epacris Impressa ranges from 1-3m in height. Epracris is from the Epacridacae family and the common name is the Pink or Common Heath. The Common Heath is a very bright coloured species so it is pollenated through birds and insects. The Common Heath was collected from Tasmania in 1793 by the French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houton de Labillardiere during his voyage with Bruny D'Entrecasteaux on the unsuccessful search for the missing explorer, La Perouse. Following Bruny's death in July 1793.Victoria was the first Australian State to give official recognition to such an emblem. E. impressa is the state flower of Victoria. ⁕Epacris acuminata ⁕Epacris apsleyensis ⁕Epacris barbata ⁕Epacris breviflora ⁕Epacris exserta ⁕Epacris glabella ⁕Epacris gunnii ⁕Epacris heteronema ⁕Epacris impressa - Common or Pink Heath ⁕Epacris lanuginosa - Woolly Heath

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Botany Bay

Botany Bay

Botany Bay, an open oceanic embayment, is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 13 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. Botany Bay has its source in the confluence of the Georges River at Taren Point and the Cooks River at Kyeemagh and flows 10 kilometres to the east before meeting its mouth, the Tasman Sea, midpoint between La Perouse and Kurnell. The total catchment area of the bay is approximately 55 square kilometres and the area surrounding the bay is generally managed by Roads and Maritime Services. Despite its relative shallowness, the bay serves as greater metropolitan Sydney's main cargo seaport, located at Port Botany, with facilities managed by Sydney Ports Corporation. Two runways of Sydney Airport extend into the bay. Botany Bay National Park is located on the northern and southern headlands of the bay. On 29 April 1770, Botany Bay was the site of James Cook's first landing of HMS Endeavour on the continent of Australia, after his extensive navigation of New Zealand. Later the British planned Botany Bay as the site for a penal colony. Out of these plans came the first European habitation of Australia at Sydney Cove.

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