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Cape York is the northernmost point of Australia. It was named by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 after the Duke of York.[1] From the tip, it is about 160 km to New Guinea across the islands, coral reefs and sand banks of Torres Strait.


  1. Frith, D.W., Frith, C.B. (1995). Cape York Peninsula: A Natural History. Chatswood: Reed Books Australia. Reprinted with amendments in 2006. ISBN 0-7301-0469-9.

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