Place:Raymond Island, Victoria, Australia


NameRaymond Island
Located inVictoria, Australia

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Raymond Island (Gunai/Kurnai language: Bunjil-baul)[1] is a small island in the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria, Australia, about from Melbourne. The island is approximately long by wide, and is just off the coast, across from the town of Paynesville. The island is named after William Odell Raymond, originally a magistrate from New South Wales who established himself as a squatter in Gippsland in the 1840s.

Raymond Island is well-known locally for its large koala population, originally introduced to the island in 1953, and for the Raymond Island Ferry, a chain ferry that links the island to Paynesville on the mainland.

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