Tunnel Creek


Tunnel Creek

Tunnel Creek is located within the grounds of Tunnel Creek National Park in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Along with Geikie Gorge and Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek is part of an ancient barrier reef that developed during the Devonian Period.Cite web|url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/western-australia/fitzroy-crossing/2005/02/17/1108500208437.html|title=Fitzroy Crossing|accessdate=2008-04-28|year=2004-02-08|work=The Age] Tunnel Creek, located 63 kilometres from the Great Northern Highway, between Derby and Fitzroy Crossing, and was created by waters from a creek that cut a 750 metre tunnel through the reef. The tunnel is 15 metres wide and up to 12 metres high. Tunnel Creek was also the hideout for the Aboriginal bushranger Jandamarra, also known as Pigeon, who was killed there by police in 1897.Cite web|url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/Western-Australia/Derby/2005/02/17/1108500208395.html|title=Derby|accessdate=2008-04-28|year=2004-02-08|work=The Age]

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