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 (kär′pən-târ′ē-ə), Gulf of
A wide inlet of the Arafura Sea indenting the northern coast of Australia.
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(Placename) Gulf of Carpentaria a shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea, in N Australia between Arnhem Land and Cape York Peninsula
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(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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lat., which forms the east point of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The reefs were still numerous, but more equalised, and marked on the chart with extreme precision.
Mount Isa Mines Limited (MIM), a Glencore plc Company, continues to manage and sole fund exploration on all tenements comprising the Carpentaria Joint Venture (CJV).
Tent's second paper derives from his first, analyzing the remarkable map of the Gulf of Carpentaria published in an 1856 book by Dutch historian L.C.D.
A helicopter crew was summoned and the trawler made its way to Borroloola, inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria, where the victim was pronounced dead, police added.
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.
In Australia, for example, we have seen a ( massive mangrove die-off in the Gulf of Carpentaria  and two consecutive years of disastrous ( coral bleaching  events in the Great Barrier Reef and around the world.
Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and The Swan Book places the chaotic conditions caused by climate change in the context of ongoing colonial violence against Indigenous people.
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.
If you ask most people in Darwin if they've heard of Borroloola, the common response is, "that's out near the McArthur River Mine isn't it ...?" 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.