Troughton Island

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Troughton Island
Western Australia
Troughton Island is located in Western Australia
Troughton Island
Troughton Island
Coordinates 13°45′S 126°08′E / 13.750°S 126.133°E / -13.750; 126.133Coordinates: 13°45′S 126°08′E / 13.750°S 126.133°E / -13.750; 126.133
Population 2
 • Density 2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Area 0.93 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)
Location 19 km (12 mi) W of Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
State electorate(s) Kimberley
Federal Division(s) Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.5 °C
71 °F
14.9 °C
59 °F
702.3 mm
27.6 in

Troughton Island is an island located off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia

History[edit]

The island was found and named in 1819 by Phillip Parker King. The Sir Graham Moore Islands Airline company ShoreAir Pty Ltd has opened and operated an airport on the island since the 1960s.[1] It has had weather records due to its location.[2] It is a reference point for hydrographic surveys.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIFE ON A TROPICAL ISLAND". The Australian Women's Weekly. 13 December 1967. p. 85. Retrieved 16 January 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/44065/20050819-0000/www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/200409/html/IDCJDW6125.200409.html
  3. ^ Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Hydrographic Service (1969), Lesueur Island to Troughton Island, Australia – north-west coast, Western Australia (Provisional [ed.] ed.), Australian Hydrographic Service, retrieved 16 January 2016