Cape York


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NW Greenland, in N Baffin Bay, W of Melville Bay. The Cape York meteorites were discovered by U.S. explorer Robert E. Peary, who brought the largest (c.100 tons) to the American Mus. of Natural History, New York City. In 1932 a monument to Peary was erected at Cape York.

Cape York

 

a peninsula in northeast Australia between the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Cape York extends more than 600 km from north to south. The eastern part is hilly, with elevations to 555 m, the western part low-lying. There are eucalyptus forests and, in the humid east, evergreen tropical rain forests. Large deposits of bauxites (the Weipa deposit on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria) are being exploited, and gold and lead are mined. Port Stewart is the main port.

Cape York

the northernmost point of the Australian mainland, in N Queensland on the Torres Strait at the tip of Cape York Peninsula (a peninsula between the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria).
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This is a good outcome, demonstrating how upskilling the local workforce can have far reaching benefits for regional Queensland and the Cape York community.
We witnessed upwards of forty endangered Alwal (Golden-shouldered Parrot) at Maryanne Camp, Roger's deep knowledge of Cape York and its various cultures, Dave's birdwatching prowess and sitting around the campfire as the stars surfaced and sharing what it meant to all of us to be welcomed to Olkola country and what we would learn from this journey.
In common with much of northern Australia, central Cape York Peninsula is home to a large Aboriginal population that has suffered considerable sociocultural disruption through colonial interference.
The 1998 incursion was more widespread, with JE activity from the Torres Strait south to the Mitchell River on Cape York Peninsula (3).
In stark contrast, the Palaszczuk Government has appointed more than 350 nurses and more than 100 doctors across Cairns and Hinterland, Cape York and Torres Strait.
Bungie, as our chopper pilot is professionally known, steers us across south central Cape York Peninsula.
Aust-Pac Capital is a private investment company that has provided seed capital and advice for many developments in Cape York, ranging from indigenous housing and education initiatives to a proposed underground coking coal mine at Kalpower.
V Cape York carrying containers and 20,500 tones sugar are expected to take berths at container terminal and Multi Purpose terminal respectively on Friday.
This is a gem of a book because it tells-in plain English and through fascinating photography--the little known story of the rainforests of Cape York Peninsula, living reminders of our continent's biogeographical connection with New Guinea.
The croc fancied a spot of lunch as it emerged from the sea off Cape York in the tropical north of Queensland, Australia.