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Thorpe Island is one of the middle islands of the Family Islands group within the locality of Dunk in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland. Australia. It is about 15 km east of Tully Heads. It is also known as Timana Island.
In 1770 Captain James Cook discovered The Family Group of Islands. The largest he named "The Father Isle" and titled it Dunk Island, the second-largest he named "The Mother Isle", now Bedarra Island, and the smallest islands were the children: Timana Island the baby, the Twins and the triplets.
Thorpe Island is privately owned with one residence. It is one of only a few Australian islands which are owned freehold
The Barnard Island Group is a protected area in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.
The Brook Islands National Park is a national park in Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 1246 km northwest of Brisbane, with an area of 0.9 km2. It was established in 1994 and comprises three islands - North, Tween and Middle - which lie off the coast 7 km north-east of Cape Richards on Hinchinbrook Island and 30 km east of the nearest mainland town of Cardwell. The fourth island of the Brooks group, South Island, is not part of the national park but is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Public access to the three islands in the national park is prohibited in order to protect breeding birds, especially the Torresian imperial-pigeon. The islands have no roads, walking tracks or other facilities. Popular activities in the waters around the islands are boating, snorkelling and fishing. The islands are managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The Park's IUCN category is II.
Family Islands National Park is an Australian national park comprising a group of continental islands lying a short distance off the coast, about midway between Cairns and Townsville, in Far North Queensland. Most of the area has been designated as part of the national park.
Dunk or Dunks may refer to:
Mission Beach is a small coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Mission Beach and surrounding villages had a total population of 3,597 people.
Edmund James "Ted" Banfield was an author and naturalist in Queensland, Australia. He is best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber. His grave on Dunk Island is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Dunk Island, known as Coonanglebah in the Warrgamay and Dyirbal languages, is an island within the locality of Dunk in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It lies 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the Australian east coast, opposite the town of Mission Beach. The island forms part of the Family Islands National Park and is in the larger Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Cardwell had a population of 1,309 people. The Bruce Highway National Highway 1 and the North Coast railway line are the dominant transport routes; connecting with the Queensland provincial cities of Cairns and Townsville. Cardwell suffered significant damage from Cyclone Yasi, a category 5 cyclone, in February 2011.
Far North Queensland, which is often known simply as FNQ, is the northernmost part of the Australian state of Queensland. Its largest city is Cairns and it is dominated geographically by Cape York Peninsula, which stretches north to the Torres Strait, and west to the Gulf Country. The waters of Torres Strait include the only international border in the area contiguous with the Australian mainland, between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Wheeler Island is one of the middle islands of the Family Islands group within the locality of Dunk in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland. Australia. It is located approximately 15 km East of Tully Heads. The Aboriginal name for this island is Toolgbar.
Bedarra Island is one of the Family Islands group within the locality of Dunk in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland. Australia.
Lindquist Island is an island in Queensland, Australia. It is within the locality of Cowley Beach in Cassowary Coast Region. It forms part of the Cowley Beach Training Area military base.
The Cassowary Coast Region is a local government area in the Far North Queensland region of Queensland, Australia, south of Cairns and centred on the towns of Innisfail, Cardwell and Tully. It was created in 2008 from a merger of the Shire of Cardwell and the Shire of Johnstone.
Bingil Bay is a coastal town, locality and beach in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Bingil Bay had a population of 369 people.
Banfield Memorial Reserve and Grave is a heritage-listed lone grave at Dunk Island, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1923 to 1933. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 August 2010.
The Djiru, otherwise spelt Jirru, Are an Aboriginal Australian people whose traditional lands are along the coasts of Northern Queensland, mainly the area around Mission Beach.
Midgenoo is a town and a locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.
South Mission Beach is a coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, South Mission Beach had a population of 932 people.
Hinchinbrook is a locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Hinchinbrook had a population of 0 people.
Dunk is a locality consisting of the Family Islands in the Coral Sea within the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Dunk had a population of 21 people.