Landscapes - Robert Downie
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Cape Fourcroy

Remote cliffs on Bathurst Island near Cape Fourcroy. The vividness of the ground makes it difficult to determine the actual cliff edge in front of you in contrast with the floor below. The cape is the westernmost point on Bathurst Island, about 100 kilometers from Nguiu. It is believed that the cape was named after Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, on 26 July 1803 by Louis de Freycinet, on his journey on the Géographe, in Baudin's expedition to Australia. Cape Fourcroy Light is an active lighthouse located on Cape Fourcroy, on the southwestern tip of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia. The lighthouse on the cape was constructed between 1913 and 1920 and marks the beginning of the route from the Timor Sea to Darwin. Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia.