Curacoa Island

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Native name: Noogoo
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Map of Curacoa Island and its surrounds
Coordinates 18°40′05″S 146°33′14″E / 18.668°S 146.554°E / -18.668; 146.554Coordinates: 18°40′05″S 146°33′14″E / 18.668°S 146.554°E / -18.668; 146.554
Archipelago Great Palm Island group
Area 4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population 0

Curacoa Island (pron. KEWR-ə-sow) is one of the islands in the Great Palm Island group off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The nearest island is Great Palm Island, after which the group is named. Curacoa Island is uninhabited.

Named after HMS Curacoa, flagship of the Australia Station from 20 April 1863 until May 1866. Four British Royal Navy ships have been named after the Caribbean Island, Curaçao (pron. KEWR-ə-sow) between 1809 and 1942. All have used the unusual spelling HMS Curacoa.

The Aboriginal term for this island is Noogoo Island.

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