Bourke Isles

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The Bourke Isles are a group of islands in the Torres Strait Islands. They are located around 130 km north east of Thursday Island. The islands were named after Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales by Charles Lewis who was the Commander of colonial schooner Isabella in 1836.[1]

The Bourke Isles includes:

  • Mimi Islet
  • Aureed Island
  • Roberts Islet
  • Yam Island
  • Layoak Islet
  • Kabbikane Islet
  • Aukane Islet

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Place name details". Department of Environment and Resource Management. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 

Coordinates: 9°54′00″S 143°23′41″E / 9.8999°S 143.3947°E / -9.8999; 143.3947