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 (kär′pən-târ′ē-ə), Gulf of
A wide inlet of the Arafura Sea indenting the northern coast of Australia.


(Placename) Gulf of Carpentaria a shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea, in N Australia between Arnhem Land and Cape York Peninsula


(ˌkɑr pənˈtɛər i ə)

Gulf of, a gulf on the coast of N Australia. ab. 480 mi. (775 km) long; ab. 300 mi. (485 km) wide.
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Noun1.Carpentaria - a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
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which forms the east point of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Mornington Island sits off the Australian mainland in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
She looks at Alison BechdelAEs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Helene CixousAE Hyperdream, Marguerite DurasAE The Lover, Pat BarkerAEs Regeneration Trilogy, and Alexis WrightAEs Carpentaria and The Swan Book, using them to confront the systematic denial of trauma as a cultural operation and showing how these books serve as political accounts, cultural critique, and political action.
com/commentisfree/2017/mar/14/gulf-of-carpentarias-record-mangrove-dieback-is-a-case-study-of-extremes) massive mangrove die-off in the Gulf of Carpentaria  and two consecutive years of disastrous (http://www.
7,400 hectares of the trees withered and died along a 1,000-kilometre stretch of the Gulf of Carpentaria (right) in an 'unprecedented and deeply concerning' event.
Two other isolates obtained from mosquitoes, 1 from the Gulf of Carpentaria in 2000 ([WNV.
Kuglitsch: To gather observational data, your field work has brought you beyond the mountains--you have spent time on research vessels in the Arctic and at the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.
Given at the time the inconceivable notion that the Australian continent could represent a single landmass, but may have been separated by a vast seaway extending south from the Gulf of Carpentaria, part of Baudin's instructions was to chart the northern, north-western, western and southern coasts.
Situated almost 1000 kilometres south east of Darwin and around 50 kilometres upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Borroloola serves as the major township for the harsh, vast, stunningly diverse country that has been home to the Mumbarliya, Wurdaliya, Rumburriya and Wuryarliya clans for thousands of years.
Mundle takes readers aboard the tiny ship, Duyfken, in 1606 when Dutch navigator and explorer, Willem Janszoon, and his 20-man crew became the first Europeans to discover Australia on the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
It's celebrated in September every year in the tiny town of Burketown, which is located on the Gulf of Carpentaria in far northwest Queensland.
The international best-selling Carpentaria is not an easy read, requiring both concentration and a strong stomach, but Wright's graceful prose, vivid descriptions, and rich characters make it well worth the effort.