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Canon 450D (Canon lens 18-55mm)
Taken at Greenhead in Western Australia.
“Greenhead is a small fishing village located 296 kilometres or three and a half hours drive north of Perth. The town is in the heart of one of Western Australia’s best known wildflower areas.
It is known that in the 1600s the first known white men to visit the Green Head coast were Dutch sailors sailing to Indonesia for trade. Several Dutch ships were wrecked on the Western Australian reefs, among them the ‘Gilt Dragon’. Abraham Leeman and crew from the ‘Waeckende Boey’, while searching in the ships small boat for survivors of the gilt Dragon, were marooned on Fishermans Island just south of Green Head in 1658.
The coastal strip with its masses of wildflowers has been visited by Beekeepers since the 1930s with many a tale of being bogged in treacherous sand.”
The Dreaming Sea and Inland Waters – 24 May 2014*