Bass Strait Definition

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Strait separating Victoria, SE Australia from Tasmania: 80-150 mi (129-241 km) wide.
Webster's New World
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A channel between Tasmania and southeast Australia connecting the Indian Ocean with the Tasman Sea. Its discovery in 1798 by the British explorer George Bass (1771–1803?) proved that Tasmania was not part of the Australian continent.
American Heritage
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