Hannibal Islands

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Hannibal Islands
Geography
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 11°35′31″S 142°56′35″E / 11.592°S 142.943°E / -11.592; 142.943Coordinates: 11°35′31″S 142°56′35″E / 11.592°S 142.943°E / -11.592; 142.943
Country
State Queensland

The Hannibal Islands are a group of small islands in the Shelburne Bay in the far north of Queensland, Australia about 100 km north of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The islands are a part of the East Islands group about 10 km from Captain Billy Landing. The islands were named by Phillip Parker King in 1819 after his brother in law Hannibal Macarthur.