Murat Bay

Murat Bay is a bay at the western end of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. It is an inlet of the Great Australian Bight. The main town on the bay is Ceduna.

Murat Bay
Murat Bay is located in South Australia
Murat Bay
Murat Bay
Murat Bay is located in Australia
Murat Bay
Murat Bay
LocationCeduna, South Australia
Coordinates32°07′S 133°37′E / 32.12°S 133.62°E / -32.12; 133.62Coordinates: 32°07′S 133°37′E / 32.12°S 133.62°E / -32.12; 133.62
TypeBay
EtymologyJoachim Murat
Part ofDenial Bay, Great Australian Bight
Basin countriesAustralia
SettlementsCeduna, Denial Bay
References[1]

The Tourville and Murat Bays Important Bird Area includes Murat Bay.

Murat Bay was initially named Baie des Saints by Nicolas Baudin,[2] and renamed to Baie Murat by François Péron and Louis de Freycinet on the same expedition, named after Joachim Murat, a Marshal of France.[3] As that name was in French, the current name is the English translation.

Matthew Flinders named the bay Denial Bay, which is now the name of a small community on the western side of the bay. Murat Bay is the enclosed bay bounded by Cape Thevenard and Matts Point. Denial Bay is the larger body of water bounded by Nuyts Archipelago on the seaward side.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Placename Details: Murat Bay". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 9 February 2011. SA0047865. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Baie des Saints". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 9 June 2010. SA0047118. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Baie Murat". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 9 February 2011. SA0047870. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ceduna". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 30 June 2017.