Thursday Island


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Thursday Island

(2016 pop. 2,938), Queensland, NE Australia, N of Cape York Peninsula, in Torres Strait. It is the administrative and commercial center of the Torres Strait Islands.

Thursday Island

an island in Torres Strait, between NE Australia and New Guinea: administratively part of Queensland, Australia. Area: 4 sq. km (1.5 sq. miles)
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Contractor address : PO Box 148, Thursday Island, QLD, Australia, 4875
It was only just before leaving at the end of his first stint, at a wedding on Thursday Island, that he heard an old Erub man (George Sailor) strike a chant and perform movements that were unmistakably different from what he had heard and seen before.
I even found my family in the Thursday Island hula dance group photographs
The Thursday Island Government Resident, the senior Queensland official in Torres Strait, (18) occasionally presented whaleboats to Torres Strait Islander communities to foster goodwill and reinforce the authority of the Mamoose, or island headman.
Land and sea searches were started, and he was later taken to Thursday Island by helicopter.
On 10th September 1882, for example, Captain Pennefather wrote to the Police Magistrate on Thursday Island during his sea voyage across Torres Strait: 'I cautioned the natives about future good behaviour' (Pennefather, 1882).
After being spotted by an Australian coastal patrol aircraft on Saturday, the pair were winched onto a rescue helicopter and taken to hospital on Thursday Island, off Australia's far north.
HELPLESS They feared box would be a floating coffin TORRES STRAIT Queensland 19/01/2009; LUCKY TO BE ALIVE Unnamed Burmese trawlermen are both in their early 20s; Boat sinks about 200 miles off the Australian coast; They are rescued about 60 nautical miles off Thursday Island in Queensland
It meant that at Thursday Island alone, 22% of registered voters were struck off the electoral roll, soliciting a wave of protest that manifested itself as a citizenship rights movement.
The earliest known dengue epidemics occurred from 1885-1901 and spread throughout most of Thursday Island, Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Pt.
Each short story is based on Hansen's memories of a lifetime of travel to locations as varied as Thursday Island in northern Queensland, the kava fields of a remote island in Vanuatu, a home for the destitute in Calcutta and a Russian chef's apartment in New York.
Prior to the war, wireless telegraphy support at Port Darwin, Port Moresby and Thursday Island had been provided to defence by a civil firm, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Pty Ltd, or AWA.