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Why is Rottnest Island a landmark?

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June 02, 2009 8:56AM

One of the reasons why Rottnest Island is a landmark is because of the quokka population. The quokka is a small species of wallaby found only on Rottnest Island and in a few isolated colonies of southwestern Australia. Rottnest was also used as an internment camp for Italian and German civilians in World War I, whilst during World War II, it was a strategic defence point and the location of several large artillery guns for the purpose of protecting Fremantle Harbour.