Cocos Islands

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List Of Wettest Tropical Cyclones By Country - Australia - Cocos Islands
... Wettest tropical cyclones on the Cocos Islands Precipitation Storm Location Ref Rank mm in 1 298.0 11.73 Pedro 2. 170.0 6.69 Walter 3. 66.9 2.63 Annie 1973 ...
Sri Lanka Independence Struggle - Second World War - Cocos Islands Mutiny
... early April 1942 accompanied at the same time by the virtually unopposed bombing of the island and bombardment of Madras (Chennai) ... The Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands mutinied on the night of 8/9 May, intending to hand the islands over to the Japanese ... British in a combat situation after the Cocos Islands Mutiny ...

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    Consider the islands bearing the names of all the saints, bristling with forts like chestnut-burs, or Echinidæ, yet the police will not let a couple of Irishmen have a private sparring- match on one of them, as it is a government monopoly; all the great seaports are in a boxing attitude, and you must sail prudently between two tiers of stony knuckles before you come to feel the warmth of their breasts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)