Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria
is a virtual cul-de-sac of marine rubbish, especially 'ghost nets'--fishing nets cut adrift from trawlers, which go on to entangle sea and birdlife with shocking consequences.
This was reinforced when a Victorian settler Duncan McIntyre, while searching for land towards the Gulf of Carpentaria
, came upon trees marked 'L' and two aged horses along the Flinders River.
So, in 1968, she was posted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Mothers and Babies in Melbourne, Australia, before moving north to work with the Aborigines at Groote Eyland in the Gulf of Carpentaria
and Oenpelli on the mainland.
5) It is as part of this experience that Pacific Islanders found themselves in Queensland in areas such as the Gulf of Carpentaria
, Cape York, Torres Strait and in eastern New Guinea.
In December 1997, Tropical Cyclone Sid in the Gulf of Carpentaria
west of Cape York Peninsula produced northerly winds of 36 to 72 km/hour, which were capable of carrying mosquitoes from New Guinea to the Northern peninsula area on December 27 (Figure 2).
Age structure of Holocene coastal sediments, Gulf of Carpentaria
, Australia, Radiocarbon 22: 718-27.
Raptis processes and distributes a large proportion of the seafood caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria
, Northern Territory, Queensland's East Coast and Southern Australian waters.
If the Australian government cannot protect the dugong in the Great Barrier Reef region, an area far more valuable for its ecological integrity and its international appeal as a tourist destination (worth $800 million a year as opposed to the $3 million a year for the net fishery) than as a natural resource ripe for exploitation, it will certainly not be able to protect the dugong in the Gulf of Carpentaria
, the Torres Strait, and Western Australia.
The third division seems to have followed along the bottom of the Gulf of Carpentaria
to its most south-easterly bight, and then turned off by the first practicable line in a direction towards Fort Bourke, upon the Darling.
Glenn Murcutt was asked by Marmburra Marika, a distinguished Aboriginal artist, and her husband Mark Alderton to design a house for them in the Yirrkala Aboriginal settlement near Gove in Arnhem Land, deep in the tropics on the north-west corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria
Adjacent to the Gulf of Papua, Poiner and Harris (1986) also noted such a change due to the impact of commercial prawn trawling in the Gulf of Carpentaria
The spokesman said that, in addition to its own long-term requirements and the South Australian market, the government is examining the use of natural gas as an energy source for potential large-scale mining operations in the region straddling the Northern Territory - Queensland border south of the Gulf of Carpentaria