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View from the verandah at the Federal Hotel  
   

View from the verandah at the Federal Hotel

Torres Strait and the tip of Australia

May 17th 2007
The following day we caught the ferry to Thursday Island, learning about how to catch dugong and turtle from “Auntie Jo” who sat next to us. It involves harpooning them with a short spear attached to a rope and floats and then following them around until they get tired - not terribly humane but apparently they taste good! Our time in Thursday Island (TI) would have to be one of the highlights ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape York

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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