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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.
The Queensland Government has handed management of the 7,860 hectare Mutton Hole Wetlands Regional Park to Carpentaria Shire Council as trustee.
Short-term and long-term influences on the immigration of postlarval banana prawns Penaeus merguiensis, into a mangrove estuary of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.
In "The Poetics of Decolonization: Reading Carpentaria in a Feminist Ecocritical Frame" Kate Rigby discusses the trilogy of Indigenous culture, nature, and feminism in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria and invites the reader toward a postcolonial, postanthroparchal, and postpatriarchal world.
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.
A sampling of topics: translating Durrudiya's songs, western desert art, white filmmaking and Aboriginal sovereignty, Alexis Wright's Carpentaria, Alf Taylor's short fiction, and Richard Frankland's No Way to Forget.
A Somerset B Dorset C Devon D Cornwall QUESTION 7 - for 7 points: The Gulf of Carpentaria is off the coast of which country?
Carpentaria Exploration Limited (ASX:CAP): Nick Sheard, Executive Chairman
The information upon these [maps of the Gulf of Carpentaria coast] are attended with uncertainty; first because the state of navigation was very low at the time of their discovery; and second from want of details and authorities upon which they have been laid down.
The eclipse will begin to cast its roughly 150-kilometer-wide (93-mile-wide) shadow over the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory before moving eastward toward the Gulf of Carpentaria and into Far North Queensland.
Beginning at 5:45am on the morning, the solar eclipse shadow will sweep across the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape York, before the central line crosses over the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea with the actual peak viewing time of the total Eclipse itself at 06.