Thursday Island


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Thursday Island

n
(Placename) an island in Torres Strait, between NE Australia and New Guinea: administratively part of Queensland, Australia. Area: 4 sq km (1.5 sq miles)

Thurs′day Is′land


n.
an island in Torres Strait between NE Australia and New Guinea; part of Queensland. 1½ sq. mi. (4 sq. km).
References in classic literature ?
In addition, he spent fully a hundred pounds in outfitting me and buying me a passage from Thursday Island to Shanghai.
Location: Torres Strait Islands Regional Council (TSIRC) Conference Room, Torres Strait Haus, 46 Victoria Parade, Thursday Island Qld 4875
He took action in the Queensland Miners Court on Thursday Island in support of objections lodged by the WPSQ, ACF and the Queensland Conservation Council.
Within the decade, the Queensland government had formally annexed the islands, establishing an administrative base on Thursday Island, which also became the centre for the marine industry (Mullins 1995:118-9).
Part I tells of his early years on Thursday Island and the era in which he was raised.
This ceremonial meeting was clandestinely held at an undisclosed location off the south coast of Papua, even as the "the Pog" which left Thursday Island towards Indonesia diverted the attention of Indonesia authorities.
If someone needs specialist or more acute care, we will stabilise them before arranging for them to be air lifted to a hospital on Thursday Island or in Cairns.
It began as a collaboration between the local Protector of Aboriginals office at Thursday Island and Papuan Industries Ltd.
This delightful full colour picture book tells the story of Sam, the fifth child of a family of thirteen children on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.
His boat ran aground near Thursday Island in Torres Strait then slipped beneath the waves.
He was one of only two Torres Strait Islanders to complete his nursing degree when James Cook University first offered the degree on Thursday Island.
When the Thursday Island Police Magistrate Henry Chester (also a pearl shell trader) sailed past Delal Bibi in northwest Badu in 1871, he reported that 'The narrow channel between Banks [Mua] and Mulgrave [Badu] has been fished with great success, and the small islands North and South of the latter have been scarcely less productive; but for some time past no new patches of pearl shell have been discovered' (Chester, 1871: no pages).