South Wellesley Islands

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Coordinates: 17°03′43″S 139°29′42″E / 17.062°S 139.495°E / -17.062; 139.495

Location map of the South Wellesley Islands

The South Wellesley Islands, located south of the Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, are (west to east):

  • Allen Island
  • Horseshoe Island
  • Albinia Island
  • Bentinck Island, where a massacre of indigenous inhabitants occurred in 1918.[1]
  • Fowler Island
  • Sweers Island


  1. ^ Bruce Elder (1998). Blood on the Wattle: Massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788. Page 203 - 206: New Holland Publishers. ISBN 1-86436-410-6.