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Mornington Island

Mornington Island is an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Shire of Mornington, Queensland, Australia. It is the northernmost and largest of 22 islands that form the Wellesley Islands group. The largest town Gununa is on the south-west of the island. The Manowar and Rocky Islands Important Bird Area lies about 40 km to the north-west.

The general topography of the island is flat with the maximum elevation of 150 m. The island is fringed by mangrove forests and contains 10 estuaries, all in near pristine condition.

The population was estimated to be 1,143 in 2016 and the majority of the citizens live in the township of Gununa. Mornington Island is included in the Shire of Mornington local government area. The majority of the islanders are Aboriginal.

Lardil (or Kunhanaamendaa) are the predominant clan group on Mornington Island and are the traditional owners of the land and surrounding seas. The Kaiadilt clan arrived more recently (1947) from nearby Bentinck Island, when that island's water supply was contaminated by salt after a cyclone. Recent re-building work on aboriginal housing has been undertaken by the James Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Queensland.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 16° 33' 1" S / 139° 24' 1" E | Time zone : UTC+10 | Currency : AUD | Telephone : 61  

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