Torres Strait Islands

The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least 274 small islands which lie in Torres Strait, the waterway separating far northern continental Australia's Cape York Peninsula and the island of New Guinea.

The islands are mostly part of Queensland, a constituent State of the Commonwealth of Australia, with a special status fitting the native (Melanesian) land rights, administered by the Torres Strait Regional Authority. A few islands very close to the coast of mainland New Guinea belong to the Western Province of Papua New Guinea, most importantly Daru Island with the provincial capital, Daru.

Only 14 of the islands are inhabited, with many of the islands threatened by rising sea levels.

Read more about Torres Strait IslandsHistory, Geography, Independence Movement, Demographics, Climate Change Over The Past 14,000 Years, Disease Control

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... is endemic to Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands ... The disease most likely appeared on the mainland via plant material from the Torres Strait Islands ...

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