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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4 million towards the Cape York Region Package in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Kowanyama Aboriginal lands cover more than 4000 square kilometres, including 50 kilometres of coastline on western Cape York.
Rock art sites were systematically recorded from eight Western Islands, one Central Island, and one at the tip of Cape York between 2000 and 2004 (Figure 1).
Yesterday, Queensland's premier Anna Bligh announced a review of all criminal sentences handed down in Cape York communities over the past two years.
His work in Cape York, in Arnhem Land, in Central Australia is to be found not only in published articles, but also very importantly in unpublished manuscripts, in hundreds of pages of fieldnotes, meticulously documented photographs and artefacts.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a family of six -- a union activist, his wife and their four children -- are believed to have arrived on an uninhabited island near Cape York last Sunday.
We dedicate this article to our colleague and friend David Banks, who died on May 7, 2005, in an aviation accident while returning from Cape York in northern Australia after a field survey for quarantine pests and diseases.
On January 18, 43 West Papuans, including several children, reached Australia's northern Cape York Peninsula by canoe.
In 1997 I attended a public meeting at the new culture centre in Coen, a small township in central Cape York Peninsula.
It was en route from Bamaga, near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, to Lockhart River, some 280 kilometers away.
The crash location is reportedly nine kilometres northwest of the Lockhart River community on the Cape York peninsula.