Torres Strait


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Tor·res Strait

 (tôr′ĭs)
A strait between New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula of northeast Australia. It connects the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea.

Torres Strait

(ˈtɔːrɪz; ˈtɒr-)
n
(Placename) a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea, linking the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea. Width: about 145 km (90 miles)

Tor′res Strait′

(ˈtɔr ɪz, ˈtɒr-)
n.
a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea. 80 mi. (130 km) wide.
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Noun1.Torres Strait - a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura SeaTorres Strait - a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
References in classic literature ?
The Torres Straits are nearly thirty-four leagues wide; but they are obstructed by an innumerable quantity of islands, islets, breakers, and rocks, that make its navigation almost impracticable; so that Captain Nemo took all needful precautions to cross them.
The tides are not strong in the Pacific: you are right there, Professor; but in Torres Straits one finds still a difference of a yard and a half between the level of high and low seas.
He signed on the same ships with me; and together we ranged the Pacific from Hawaii to Sydney Head, and from Torres Straits to the Galapagos.
Next, Kelly Attard, Larissa Clarkson and Sarah Blunden use data from a longitudinal study of more than 1600 children to examine the under-researched area of sleep among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Yatdjuligin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing & Midwifery Care
Increasing the Aboriginal nursing and leadership workforce was vital if the shameful and unacceptable health statistics among the indigenous population were to improve, said director of the Victorian branch of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSIN), Faye Clarke.
He can be characterised as an educator, mentor and innovator of Torres Strait Islander music, dance and language, in particular his work as a Meuram tribal elder with primary school children at the Erub (Darnley Island) Campus of Tagai College in the eastern Torres Strait region of far northern Queensland.
We report a new site with locally made pottery on the Western Torres Strait island of Mabuyag (Mabuiag).
Keeping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage of the Great Barrier Reef strong, safe and healthy is the goal of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authoritys latest action-based initiative.
The Industry Super Fund launched an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) conference last month.
In May this year one group of leaders at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention made yet another heartfelt plea from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be heard.
According to the report, titled "Over-represented and overlooked: the crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's growing over imprisonment," since 1991, the imprisonment rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women increased by 248 percent, TeleSur reported.