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Australia Melville IslandRed cliffs of Melville Island

It's Australia's second largest island and, across Clarence Strait, only 80 kilometres north of Darwin, capital of Australia's Northern Territory. Among a number of the continent's offshore islands, Melville Island is Australia's second largest island after Tasmania

Melville Island is Australia's second largest island after Tasmania. There is little infrastructure on the island, and is not open to the public for tourism, except on an organised tour. Separated from Bathurst Island by only two kilometres, Melville Island has a similar history. It was first sighted by Abel Tasman in 1644 on his way from Batavia.

In 1818 the son of New South Wales Governor Philip Gidley King, Phillip Parker King explored the island (he named it after Viscount Melville) and was surprised to discover that the local Aboriginal people knew some Portuguese words. He deduced they had made contact with Portuguese sailors after a Portuguese ship had been wrecked nearby.

Ownership of Melville Island was returned to the Tiwi people in 1978, and like Bathurst Island, it is run by the Tiwi Land Council. Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi and Paru are the main communities, which are serviced by schools, sports ovals, museums and art and craft galleries.

Temperatures for Melville Island

Melville Island has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Melville Island
is approximately 34 c. The summer low temperature is approximately 24 c.

Melville Island has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Melville Island
is approximately 33 c. The winter low temperature is approximately 16 c.

 
A continuous low cloud from the northwest signifies
to the Gagadju clans of Kakadu that the wildlife of
the lowland forests and floodplains have moved up
to higher ground. Up in the stone country where the big waters form, the Mertens water monitor is now
in his element catching an abundance of fish.
Jim Jim Falls in monsoon

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