Melville Island


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Melville Island,

2,240 sq mi (5,802 sq km), Northern Territory, N Australia, in the Timor Sea 16 mi (26 km) off the coast. It is 65 mi (105 km) long and 45 mi (72 km) wide and is separated from Bathurst Island by Apsley Strait. This aboriginal reservation consists largely of mangrove jungle with sandy soil.

Melville Island,

c.16,400 sq mi (42,500 sq km), Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada, N of Victoria Island; largest of the Queen Elizabeth IslandsQueen Elizabeth Islands,
northern part of the Arctic Archipelago, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, N Canada. Ellesmere Island (the largest), the Parry group (Melville, Bathurst, Devon, Prince Patrick, and Cornwallis islands), and the Sverdrup group (Axel Heiberg, Ellef
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. Generally hilly (rising to c.1,500 ft/460 m), it has several ice-covered areas in the interior. There are musk oxen on the island. Sir William ParryParry, Sir William Edward
, 1790–1855, British arctic explorer and rear admiral. He entered the navy at 13 and made his first voyage to the Arctic under Sir John Ross in 1818 in search of the Northwest Passage.
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, the British explorer, visited Melville Island in 1819, and its south coast was explored (1851) by Sir Francis McClintock.

Melville Island

1. a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, north of Victoria Island: in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Area: 41 865 sq. km (16 164 sq. miles)
2. an island in the Arafura Sea, off the N central coast of Australia, separated from the mainland by Clarence Strait. Area: 6216 sq. km (2400 sq. miles)
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Up to two metres of rain falls on northern Bathurst Island each year, with more than a metre of rain in eastern parts of Melville Island.
She continued to visit Melville Island for 50 years, widening her understanding and giving back as much as she could.
As the position of Cimpegua closely coincides with that of Melville Island and the position of Sumbedit closely coincides with that of the Cobourg Peninsula on the Ortelius 1570 map, it seems possible that that these two Australian landmarks may have been known to Portuguese navigators in the middle 1500s.
LESS THAN TWO DAYS after her arrival on Australia's remote Melville Island, Karen Campbell found herself in a standoff sufficient to test any bowhunter's mettle.
Last summer, geologists from the University of Alberta trekked to Canada's remote Melville Island to study its landforms.
AUSTRALIA: A 40-year-old woman used a bag of mussels to fight off a crocodile on Melville Island off Australia's northern coast.
June 1828 Detachments at Moreton Bey, Melville Island,
The last suitable anchorage had been seen on an island that Parry named Melville Island after the then Lord of the Admiralty, Viscount Melville.
Eric Venbrux's ethnographic account of a homicide at Pularampi, a Tiwi community on Melville Island off the Northern Territory coast, has all the ingredients of a good read.
To the surprise of the scientists, many of the male belugas migrate north from the Beaufort Sea through Arctic waters toward Melville Island, explains Martin.
Although grey-crowned babblers have been traditionally classified into several subspecies, including a distinct form on Melville Island (P.