Melville Island


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Melville Island

1. An island of northern Australia in the Timor Sea.
2. An island of northern Canada, in the western Queen Elizabeth Islands north of Victoria Island.

Melville Island

(ˈmɛlvɪl)
n
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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)

Mel′ville Is′land


n.
an island in the Arctic Ocean, N of Victoria Island, belonging to Canada. 16,141 sq. mi. (41,805 sq. km).
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It is very much," replied Barbicane; "the temperature which was observed in the polar regions, at Melville Island and Fort Reliance, that is 76@ Fahrenheit below zero.
The forestry has been central to that vision with the Tiwi people managing over 30,000 hectares of plantations on Melville Island, with all the profits going back into the community.
Earlier this month a 22-year-old man disappeared near a beach in the Northern Territory's northern Melville Island and is feared to have been taken by a crocodile.
Local community members of the Tiwi Islands, located 126 kilometres northwest of Darwin in Australia, killed a 2-metre long crocodile on Wednesday afternoon based on the belief that the reptile was the one that ate a missing 22-year-old man from Melville Island.
The project is based on Melville Island, which at 570 000 hectares is Australia's second largest island.
She continued to visit Melville Island for 50 years, widening her understanding and giving back as much as she could.
As the position of Cimpegua closely coincides with that of Melville Island and the position of Sumbedit closely coincides with that of the Cobourg Peninsula on the Ortelius 1570 map, it seems possible that that these two Australian landmarks may have been known to Portuguese navigators in the middle 1500s.
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.
Last summer, geologists from the University of Alberta trekked to Canada's remote Melville Island to study its landforms.
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,