National Geographic : 1956 Dec
2Kent Group Sisters a Bass Fder Strait Isind Furneaux Group , " Cape Barren Island CIarke Island ©N.GS. 130 Miles of Water Separate Tasmania from the Australian Mainland Bass Strait covers the shelf that once joined island to continent. Tasmanians number some 315,000; most of them inhabit the coastal lowlands. The rugged central plateau remains largely unsettled, and the area inland from Port Davey has been called the "forgotten fifth" (page 810).