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Thursday Island
Thursday Island
Thursday Island
Thursday Island
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Thursday Island
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Description

The 18 islands of the Torres Strait are Australia's most northerly region, located 39 kilometres north of the Australian mainland. The administrative and business hub of the Torres Strait Islands is Thursday (Waiben) Island. Visitors to Thursday Island can experience one of Australia's Indigenous cultures, local art, community markets, relics of the pearling industry, colonial architecture and tours of significant sites from World War Two. In September on Thursday Island, The Torres Strait Cultural Festival and a Music Festival are staged on alternate years.

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Thursday Island is rich in history. In 1893, the Green Hill Fort was built in 1893 on fears of a Russian invasion. Also, that same year, the All Souls Quetta Memorial Church was built in memory of the Quetta shipwreck in 1890, which killed 133 people when it struck an unknown reef. The Japanese Pearl Memorial is dedicated to the hundreds of pearl divers who died from decompression sickness.

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General Comments

Please note that Alcohol Restrictions apply for some Indigenous Communities within Queensland. For further information visit www.mcmc.qld.gov.au/community/restricted.php .

How To Get There

Qantas Link flies daily from Cairns to Thursday Island.


Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Horn Island Weather Today - Mostly cloudy
Mostly
sunny
27 °C 5:58am EST 6:37pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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Forecast Horn Island Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Horn Island Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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Horn Island Weather Forecast - Clearing shower
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Horn Island Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Horn Island Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Horn Island Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Minimum 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C
Maximum 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C

Weather last updated at 10:20pm Sunday, 23 November 2014.


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