Murray Island

Island in Queensland, Australia
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Murray Island, Queensland
Mer Island, Queensland
Mer Island, Queensland, Australia
coordinate location
latitude-9.933
longitude144.042
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population
450
point in time
August 9, 2016
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male population
227
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August 9, 2016
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female population
220
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August 9, 2016
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elevation above sea level
234 metre
length
2.6 kilometre
width
1.6 kilometre
area
4.29 square kilometre
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5/10/2004
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Murray Island is the town on the north-west coast of Meer Island (also known as Mer Island or Maer Island) in the Torres Strait Island Region, Queensland, Australia. The island is part of the Murray Island Group in the Torres Strait. The town is within the locality of Mer Island (the locality boundaries are the coast line of the island). The island is of volcanic origin, the most easterly inhabited island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, just north of the Great Barrier Reef. The name Meer/Mer/Maer come from the native Meriam language. In the 2016 census, Murray Island had a population of 453 people. The island is populated by the Melanesian Meriam people. There are eight tribes on Mer: Komet, Zagareb, Meuram, Magaram, Geuram, Peibri, Meriam-Samsep, Piadram/Dauer. The organisation of the island is based on the traditional laws of boundary and ownership.
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Murray Island, Torres Strait
Meer Island
Murray Island (Queensland)
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