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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On his voyages to and from Melville Island in 1819-20, Parry had found land both north and south of the waters now collectively known as Parry Channel.
The project is based on Melville Island, which at 570 000 hectares is Australia's second largest island.
I learned this when I visited her while she was doing research at Milikapiti (Melville Island) in 1980.
In 2003 Peters put forward a case that, on the balance of probability, the island named OVRO on Eredia's 1602 map is Melville Island and the island named LVCA.ANTARE is Bathurst Island.
In 2008, successful funding recipients included a diverse range of organisations such as the Aquarian Archive (Nimbin, NSW), the Australian Tennis Museum (Sydney, NSW), Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association (Melville Island, NT), PAW Media and Communications (Yuendumu, NT), the Australian Age of Dinosaurs (Winton, Qld), the Barossa Vintage Festival/Barossa Wine & Tourism (Tanunda, SA), the Australian Script Centre (Hobart, Tasmania), the Polish Museum and Archives in Australia (Melbourne, Victoria) and the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society (Kalgoorlie, WA).
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.
At the northern tip of the Sabine Peninsula, on Melville Island, my ground-mapping radar would pick out a circular structure with a peak in the middle; it sure looked like a crater to me, although I never actually got a visual on it."
Last summer, geologists from the University of Alberta trekked to Canada's remote Melville Island to study its landforms.
A major native forest clearing and woodchip plantation project is now underway on Melville Island which, together with Bathurst Island, makes up the Tiwi Islands.
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,