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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In 1994, the Queensland government made the first of many land acquisitions in an effort to protect parts of the Cape York coastline threatened by commercial exploitation.
Categorization of otolith margins indicated that deposition of opaque zones occurred over a period of 9 months, with a low peak in October for the eastern regions (Cape York and north Queensland).
Cape York is rich in bauxite deposits and home to the world's largest mine, Rio Tinto Alcan, Weipa.
The value of rivers and wild food resources to Aboriginal people is the focus of new research that will help transform water management on Cape York in northern Queensland.
Pearson heads the Cape York Institute, which serves indigenous people in far north Queensland.
Boots convinces his reluctant father to go on a fishing trip, but later confesses that the fish are off the top of Australia at Cape York -3,000 miles away!
Queensland offers a variety of green getaways including the Cape York Turtle Rescue at the Cape York Turtle Rescue camp in Tropical North Queensland.
* exchange with Cape York which was carried out mainly via the Kaurareg of the south-Western islands.
The victim was targeted at an Aboriginal community on Cape York in north Queensland in 2005.
This book, coinciding with celebrations of 400 years of Dutch- Australian contact, chronologically reviews the relationship between those countries, beginning with the East India Company's vessel Duyfken's arrival on the present day Cape York Peninsula in 1606.