Croker Group

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Croker Group
Croker Group is located in Northern Territory
Croker Group
Croker Group
New Year Island (Northern Territory, Australia)
Geography
LocationArafura Sea
Coordinates11°06′S 132°42′E / 11.1°S 132.7°E / -11.1; 132.7Coordinates: 11°06′S 132°42′E / 11.1°S 132.7°E / -11.1; 132.7
Administration
Australia
StateNorthern Territory
RegionTop End
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX

The Croker Group is a group of islands in the Arafura Sea. The group lies offshore from Cobourg Peninsula, and is part of the Northern Territory of Australia. The group is Aboriginal freehold land, held by the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust.[1]

The group consists of at least 12 named islands, and a number of small unnamed islands and rocks. By far the largest island of the group is Croker Island, which has an area of 331 km². Croker Island is also the only permanently inhabited island in the group. None of the other islands in the group is larger than 15 km².

List of Islands[edit]

Location Map of Croker Island Group, Northern Territory, Australia
  1. Croker Island
  2. Peacock Island
  3. Oxley Island
  4. New Year Island
  5. McCluer Island
  6. Lawson Island
  7. Delphinia Island
  8. Grant Island
  9. Valencia Island
  10. Cowlard Island
  11. Templer Island
  12. Darch Island
Name Area Location
Croker Island 331 km² 11°08′00″S 132°33′00″E / 11.1333331°S 132.55°E / -11.1333331; 132.55 (Croker Island)
Peacock Island 0.09 km²[2] 11°01′30″S 132°27′29″E / 11.025°S 132.458°E / -11.025; 132.458 (Peacock Island)
Oxley Island 2 km² 11°00′00″S 132°49′34″E / 11.00°S 132.826°E / -11.00; 132.826 (Oxley Island)
New Year Island 1 km² 10°54′29″S 133°01′52″E / 10.908°S 133.031°E / -10.908; 133.031 (New Year Island)
McCluer Island 9 km² [3] 11°04′S 133°00′E / 11.07°S 133.0°E / -11.07; 133.0 (McCluer Island)
Lawson Island 3 km² 11°03′S 132°52′E / 11.05°S 132.86°E / -11.05; 132.86 (Lawson Island)
Delphinia Island 0.6 km² 11°04′56″S 132°52′39″E / 11.0823°S 132.8775°E / -11.0823; 132.8775 (Delphinia Island)
Grant Island 12 km² 11°09′22″S 132°53′24″E / 11.156°S 132.89°E / -11.156; 132.89 (Grant Island)
Valencia Island 3 km² 11°22′59″S 132°47′06″E / 11.383°S 132.785°E / -11.383; 132.785 (Valencia Island)
Cowlard Island 0.02 km² 11°19′00″S 132°47′01″E / 11.31669°S 132.78366°E / -11.31669; 132.78366 (Cowlard Island)
Templer Island 1 km² 11°17′21″S 132°43′41″E / 11.28927°S 132.727976°E / -11.28927; 132.727976 (Templer Island)
Darch Island 6 km² 11°11′43″S 132°39′45″E / 11.19519°S 132.662578°E / -11.19519; 132.662578 (Darch Island)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Territory Government: Sites of Conservation Significance" (PDF). Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bonzle: Peacock Island".
  3. ^ "Bonzle: McCluer Island".

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