Nov 10  Strahan is a pretty, small town on the edge of Macquarie Harbour (twice the size of Sydney Harbour). It was discovered in 1815 by the whaler and adventurer Capt James Kelly. By 1900 Strahan had become a major port servicing the inland mines of the west coast but the population declined to a few hundred when the mines closed in 1970. Today, fishing and tourism are the main occupations.


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