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."
I do know that it was written as a collaboration by senior students from Tiwi College on Melville Island, a secondary college which caters for students from both Tiwi Islands: Melville and Bathurst.
Parry suspected that he had nearly accomplished the passage, but he also knew that such ice as he had seen near Melville Island might be a permanent barrier.
The Tuparipiya Bus Service will operate on Melville Island each weekday, providing a regular service between Pirlangimpi, Paru, Pickertaramoor and Milikapiti.
Melville Island is Australia's second largest island, after Tasmania.
The author has included contributions from four curators with a connection to Melville Island where Timothy Cook lives and works, who have all aided in some way in advancing his reputation as an artist.
"Melville Island" memorializes the receiving depot (read: prison) near Halifax Harbour where nearly 2,000 Blacks were warehoused after fleeing bondage in the antebellum U.S.
Also in August a 22-year-old man disappeared near a beach in the Northern Territory's Melville Island and was feared to have been taken by a crocodile.
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.
To observe the day in 1961 when the first Arctic oil-drilling rig was unloaded at Melville Island. Go deep.