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Strait between Australia and the Melanesian island of New Guinea. Wikipedia

  • Strait running between the Australian mainland Cape York Peninsula and Prince of Wales Island in the extreme south of the Torres Strait, in northern Queensland, Australia. Named in 1770 by explorer James Cook, after his own vessel, HMS Endeavour, and he used the strait as passage out to the Indian Ocean on his voyage. Wikipedia

  • Torres Strait Islands

    The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least 274 small islands in Torres Strait, the waterway separating far northern continental Australia's Cape York Peninsula and the island of New Guinea. Area of 48000 km2, but their total land area is 566 km2. Wikipedia

  • History of Oceania

    The History of Oceania includes the history of Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and other Pacific island nations. Divided into the prehistory of each of its major areas: Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and Australasia, and these vary greatly as to when they were first inhabited by humans—from 70,000 years ago to 3,000 years ago (Polynesia). Wikipedia

  • Saibai Island

    Island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the Torres Strait of Queensland, Australia. Situated north of the Australian mainland and south of the island of New Guinea. Wikipedia

  • New Guinea

    World's second-largest island and, with an area of 785753 km2, the largest island in the Southern Hemisphere. Separated by the 150 km wide Torres Strait from the Australian continent. Wikipedia

  • Vitiaz Strait

    Strait between New Britain and the Huon Peninsula, northern New Guinea. So named by Nicholai Nicholaievich Mikluho-Maklai to commemorate the Russian corvette Vitiaz in which he sailed from October 1870 by way of South America and the Pacific Islands reaching Astrolabe Bay in September 1871. Wikipedia


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    • The Aboriginal occupation of Queensland is thought to predate 50,000 BC, likely via boat or land bridge across Torres Strait, and became divided into over 90 different language groups.Queensland-Wikipedia
    • The state is bordered by the Torres Strait to the north, with Boigu Island off the coast of New Guinea representing the northern extreme of its territory.Queensland-Wikipedia
    • Later that year, Spanish explorer Luís Vaz de Torres sailed through, and navigated, Torres Strait islands.Australia-Wikipedia
    • Leaving the east coast, Cook turned west and nursed his battered ship through the dangerously shallow waters of Torres Strait.James Cook-Wikipedia
    • It also provides freight services to coastal townships on Cape York Peninsula, the Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.Cairns-Wikipedia
    • Australia and New Guinea remained connected in this way until the shallow Torres Strait was last flooded around 8,000 years ago.Cape York Peninsula-Wikipedia

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