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Meer Island

Murray Island, also called Mer in the native Meriam language, is a small island of volcanic origin, the most easterly inhabited island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, just north of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is populated by the Melanesian Meriam people, which has a population of around 485 as of. The Murray Group comprises three islands: Murray Island (Mer), Dauar Island (Dauar) and Waier Island (Waier).

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.

Murray Island, located in the eastern section of Torres Strait, is a basaltic island formed from an extinct volcano, which was last active over a million years ago. It formed as a result when the Indo-Australian Plate slid over the East Australia hotspot. The island rises to a plateau 80 m above mean sea level.

The highest point of the island is the 230 m Gelam Paser, the western end of the volcano crater. The island has red fertile soil and is covered in dense vegetation. The island has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 9° 55' 7" S / 144° 2' 59" E | Time zone : UTC+10 | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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