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North and South Barrow Islands (Queensland)

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North and South Barrow Islands are a pair of islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Ninian Bay, 90 km South East of Cape Melville, Queensland, Australia.[1][2] The islands take their names from Barrow Point, a few hundred metres away, where a mine is located. Barrow Point in turn was named in May 1815 by Lieutenant Charles Jeffreys of the HM Colonial brig Kangaroo, probably after John Barrow, the Secretary to the Admiralty.[1][2]

North and South Barrow Islands
Queensland
North and South Barrow Islands is located in Queensland
North and South Barrow Islands
North and South Barrow Islands
Coordinates14°20′46″S 144°39′11″E / 14.34611°S 144.65306°E / -14.34611; 144.65306Coordinates: 14°20′46″S 144°39′11″E / 14.34611°S 144.65306°E / -14.34611; 144.65306
LGA(s)Shire of Cook
State electorate(s)Cook
Federal Division(s)Leichhardt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "North Barrow Island - island in the Shire of Cook (entry 43273)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "South Barrow Island - island in the Shire of Cook (entry 1767)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.