Where is Partageuse?

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Just like Janus Island in yesterdays blog, the town of Partageuse in ML Stedman’s novel “The Light between Oceans” is fictitious. It’s nearest equivalent in real life is the town of Augusta, about 8km from Cape Leeuwin in the southwest of Western Australia. You can find a lighthouse in Augusta – in the stained glass window of Lumen Christi (Light of Christ) church.

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Where is Janus Island?

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If you have read “The Light Between Oceans” by ML Stedman, you might be wondering where Janus Island is located. The island with its lighthouse is actually fictional. But you get a good idea of what it is like by looking at Cape Leeuwin in the southwest of Western Australia, where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean. Just imagine that long, thin cape being moved 100 miles out to sea, and that’s Janus Island.

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Where Oceans Meet

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The lighthouse in yesterday’s mural reminded us that we are currently reading – and enjoying – the novel “The Light Between Oceans” by ML Stedman. It’s set on a lighthouse between the Indian and Southern Oceans. You can actually look out along this imaginary line between the oceans at Cape Leeuwin in the southwest of Western Australia.

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